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ISBN13: 9780765303813
ISBN10: 0765303817
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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.

Review:

"[A] triumphant return to Newford....This crazy-quilt fantasy moves from the outer to the inner world with amazing ease and should satisfy new and old fans of this prolific and gifted storyteller, whose ability to peel away layers of story could earn him the title 'The Onion Man.'" Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Another absorbing tale, as believable and insightful as they come, yet there's still an unsatisfying lack of weight — even the ancient spirits don't pack much of a wallop." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"De Lint is a master of the modern urban folktale." The Denver Post

Review:

"Like great writers of magic realism, [de Lint] writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as a part of that world. Fairy tales come true, and their magic affects realistic characters full of particular lusts and fears." Regina Schroeder, Booklist

Review:

"A master storyteller, [de Lint] blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth. A good selection for most fantasy collections." Library Journal

Review:

"[An] enjoyable modern-day fantasy adventure. The well-written but graphic depictions of life in the edgy world of switchblades and sleaze recommend this book to more mature fantasy fans." VOYA

Review:

"In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth." The Phoenix Gazette

Review:

"De Lint is a romantic; he believes in the great things, faith, hope, and charity (especially if love is included in that last), but he also believes in the power of magic — or at least the magic of fiction — to open our eyes to a larger world." Edmonton Journal

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

In novel after novel, and story after story, de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city--and a young artist named Jilly--to vivid life. Now 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.

About the Author

Charles de Lint and his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including Moonheart, Memory and Dream, and Forests of the Heart, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction in the manner of storytellers like John Crowley, Jonathan Carroll, Alice Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, and Isabel Allende.

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Ana Q, April 2, 2007 (view all comments by Ana Q)
Let me just start by saying that I LOVE this author; he is one of very few that I read simply because he wrote it.
Saying that, although this is not my absolute favorite book of his I have ever read, it is one that I will recommend to every one who likes De Lint.
This book is entirely about Jilly who has to be one of the most likable characters ever created. Almost from the first page you are thrust into a heart breaking story that even threw it’s moments of predictability is extremely entertaining none the less.
Even the best books aren’t with out their problems;
The story jumps through various times through history which can get very confusing if you aren’t paying attention and you could easily find yourself going back to the beginning of the chapter to find out who you are talking to and what year it is.
And I don’t like the timing in the book, there are places where I don’t want to wait two or three chapters to find out what happens and I had a really hard time not skipping ahead and missing some of the book.

Please don’t let me stop you from buying it, this book really was wonderful, he has a way of telling stories that really makes you want to be a part of them. I promise you, this book is worth your money.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765303813
Author:
de Lint, Charles
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Charles de Lint
Location:
New York
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Women artists
Subject:
Newford
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Subject:
magical realism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Newford
Publication Date:
August 3, 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.85 x 5.92 x 0.865 in

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Product details 512 pages Tor Books - English 9780765303813 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] triumphant return to Newford....This crazy-quilt fantasy moves from the outer to the inner world with amazing ease and should satisfy new and old fans of this prolific and gifted storyteller, whose ability to peel away layers of story could earn him the title 'The Onion Man.'"
"Review" by , "Another absorbing tale, as believable and insightful as they come, yet there's still an unsatisfying lack of weight — even the ancient spirits don't pack much of a wallop."
"Review" by , "De Lint is a master of the modern urban folktale."
"Review" by , "Like great writers of magic realism, [de Lint] writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as a part of that world. Fairy tales come true, and their magic affects realistic characters full of particular lusts and fears."
"Review" by , "A master storyteller, [de Lint] blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth. A good selection for most fantasy collections."
"Review" by , "[An] enjoyable modern-day fantasy adventure. The well-written but graphic depictions of life in the edgy world of switchblades and sleaze recommend this book to more mature fantasy fans."
"Review" by , "In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth."
"Review" by , "De Lint is a romantic; he believes in the great things, faith, hope, and charity (especially if love is included in that last), but he also believes in the power of magic — or at least the magic of fiction — to open our eyes to a larger world."
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by , In novel after novel, and story after story, de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city--and a young artist named Jilly--to vivid life. Now 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.
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