The Onion Girl

The Onion Girl

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 | Unabridged
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In his stunning novels of magic and danger in the modern world, Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life: Newford, where magic lights the dark streets, myths walk clothed in modern shapes, and a broad cast of extraordinary people work to keep the whole world turning. At the center of it all stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn, with her tangled hair and paint-splattered jeans, 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 that she's labored to forget. "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 the past has come to claim her now."
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (19hr., 34 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate
hoopla digital
ISBN: 9781433247736
1433247739

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sgeluardi
Aug 24, 2011

I almost put this book down, the first few chapters didn't grab me. It seemed like an Alice in Wonderland want to be, but very unfocused and random. But after a few chapters it finally hooked me. The narrator has a very limited selection of voices but those she has are very well done. Except for the "bad"sister who has an awesome white trash twang all her characters have a very wise selfless love style of talking. It makes me want to jump into the story and make them all my friends. What makes this book so good I believe is the serious flaws the main character has. A warning to the readers, the book is very adult in tone at times dealing with child abuse and violence. The main character and her sister deal with a serious bag of **it dealt to them as children as make their choices in their adult lives.

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