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The Onion Girl - Charles de Lint
The Onion Girl
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In novel after novel, and story after story, Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life. Newford: where magic lights dark streets; where myths walk clothed in modern shapes; where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole... show more
In novel after novel, and story after story, Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life. Newford: where magic lights dark streets; where myths walk clothed in modern shapes; where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole world turning. At the center of all the entwined lives in Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair, her paint-splattered jeans, a smile perpetually on her lips--Jilly, whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city's shadows. Now, at last, de Lint tells Jilly's own story...for behind the painter's fey charm lies a dark secret and a past she's labored to forget. And that past is coming to claim her now."I'm the onion girl," Jilly Coppercorn says. "Pull back the layers of my life, and you won't find anything at the core. Just a broken child. A hollow girl." She's very, very good at running. But life has just forced Jilly to stop.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765303813 (0765303817)
ASIN: 765303817
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Newford 1 (#11)
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Nannah's Bookbox
Nannah's Bookbox rated it
3.0 The Onion Girl
Book content warnings:rapedrug addictionThis book was difficult to read. A friend recommended it to me, and, though I know why, the fact that she was my friend was the only reason I finished this book. Coming from an abusive household made Jilly and Raylene's PoVs and backstories sometimes hard to s...
Booky
Booky rated it
3.0 The Onion Girl
This book had the potential to be truly enchanting. Unfortunately, despite having some beautiful imagery, it was clunky, the many many characters were not authentic or believable, and the dark subject matter was not overcome by the escapism that fantasy worlds are supposed to offer. I didn't feel th...
Squee
Squee rated it
5.0 The Onion Girl
I'll need to read this book again to fairly review it. This was the first de Lint I've read, and it wasn't anywhere near what I expected. From the cover and description I was expecting something fairy tale-ish, but this is actually a beautifully written and at times completely heartbreaking story of...
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H:bookiesnot essentialCharles de Lint - The Onion Girl - UnbOne from the storage units.Not too much later: this will not suit at all!
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 The Onion Girl
This year I've decided to explore the genres like I've never done before: a little more sci-fi, a little mystery, some YA and fantasy... For years two names have continually come up as possible forays into the world of fantasy—John Crowley and Charles De Lint. I plan to tackle both in 2012.De Lint i...
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