The Onion Girl

The Onion Girl

Book - 2001
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312873974
Characteristics: 508 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 08, 2011

Very deep and thought provoking book! Really worth reading.

Charles de Lint really makes fantasy and reality come together in a fictional US town. He combines the two with a mastery paralelled to Piers Anthony and Terry Brooks. This was my first reading of his books, and I'm hooked!


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FavouriteFiction Oct 29, 2009

Severely injured artist Jilly Coppercorn escapes into a fantasy world where she is well again but is forced to confront her past.


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