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by Charles De Lint

Free eBook The Onion Girl (Gollancz) download ISBN: 0575072725
Author: Charles De Lint
Publisher: Gollancz (August 15, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 508
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
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By Charles de Lint from Tom Doherty Associates. Once upon a time there was a little girl who wished she could be anywhere else in all the wide world except for where she was.

By Charles de Lint from Tom Doherty Associates. Or more preferably still, she wished she could find some way to cross over into whatever worlds might lie beyond this one, those wonderful worlds that she read about in stories.

I’m an onion girl, like in that song Holly Cole sings. And what I’m most afraid of is that if you peel back enough layers, there won’t be anything left of me at all. Everyone’ll know who I really am. The Broken Girl. Maybe the stories can fill me up. So. Once upon a tim. try to move my right hand again. It’s like it doesn’t exist.

Even asked the crow girls to look in on you. They all say the same thing. If there was something special going on in your life-a reading, a book signing, a gallery opening, a gig-you could always count on Jilly to be there to help you celebrate. Just as she was also there when the world bore down too hard and you needed a friend, someone to commiserate with.

The Onion Girl (2001) - The eleventh book in the Newford series by Charles de Lint. BOOK 11 BLURB-The Onion Girl (2001): 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.

I love Charles de Lint, but I have a warning: If you've never read him don't read this as your first book. Try Someplace to Be Flying" or "Jack the Giant Killer" or any of his short story collections

I love Charles de Lint, but I have a warning: If you've never read him don't read this as your first book. Try Someplace to Be Flying" or "Jack the Giant Killer" or any of his short story collections. The Onion Girl is an ugly, brutal, emotional kick-in-the-teeth about childhood sexual abuse of a pair of sisters framed in an urban fantasy. I had a Norman Rockwell childhood and found it hard to finish because you can't help but feel for Jilly and her sister. And if anything Widdershins is worse

I love Charles de Lint, but I have a warning: If you've never read him don't read this as your first book. And if anything Widdershins is worse

Paperback, 508 pages.

Paperback, 508 pages. Published March 11th 2004 by Gollancz (first published 2001). It goes into how she came to be the person she is, and the catalyst that forces her to come to terms with her past. We find ll-out" Jilly has an unfortunate past that is echoed in many womens lives.

Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy However, with The Onion Girl, de Lint sets out to tell Jilly's story

Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend-all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint's vivid, original world. No one does it better. However, with The Onion Girl, de Lint sets out to tell Jilly's story. Sporting more than a slight crush on Jilly, naturally I was excited to see a whole novel devoted to her character, as I can imagine most fans of de Lint's were. Fans, get ready to have your hearts broken. It gets worse for Jilly.

The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint (Paperback, 2004). New and unread, however there is some shelf wear on cover Product: The Onion Girl (GOLLANCZ . Title : The Onion Girl (GOLLANCZ . Publisher : Gollancz. Goods inserted into heavy duty cardboard envelopes which are recyclable. Product Category : Books.

2017 Aurora Awards Best of the Decade Finalist. In novel after novel, and story after story, Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life.

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Barinirm
I love Charles de Lint, but I have a warning: If you've never read him don't read this as your first book. "Try Someplace to Be Flying" or "Jack the Giant Killer" or any of his short story collections. The Onion Girl is an ugly, brutal, emotional kick-in-the-teeth about childhood sexual abuse of a pair of sisters framed in an urban fantasy. I had a Norman Rockwell childhood and found it hard to finish because you can't help but feel for Jilly and her sister. (And if anything Widdershins is worse.)

Yes, read this and feel the pain inside it, but don't do it as your first foray into de Lint's Newford books.
VizoRRR
The Onion Girl- one of my favorite books of all time. A fantasy, yes, but a fantasy book believably set in the present day. The Onion Girl is Jilly, and you will not forget her story when you reach the final page. Her story stays with you. "Pull back the layers of my life", she says, "and you won't find anything at the core. Just a broken child. A hollow girl." Jilly, her friends, her story, and the setting of Newford are vividly captured in the author's very capable hands. A perfect book to discover the magic in everyday. Highly recommended.
Kesalard
It was the John Jude Palencar cover that first attracted my attention to "The Onion Girl." And after that happened, I wondered if the title of the book had anything to do with the tune of the same name on Holly Cole's fabulous "Dear Dark Heart" CD.

It does.

Having never read anything of Mr. De Lint's before, his imaginary city, Newford, with its remarkable array of characters, was totally new. No opinion is therefore offered here as to how this book compares with others in the series.

At any rate, the tale told here, and told quite well indeed (the Native American mythology sprinkled throughout is likely to intrigue you as much as the story itself), is the touching tragedy of one of Newford's beloved artists, Jilly Coppercorn, who's been wounded in a hit and run accident and is trying to recover (she refers to herself as the "broken girl" although she's apparently in early middle age at the time of the story).

As she lies in bed in the "real world" in her dream time she adventures in the fairytale-ish "Otherworld." (The constantly shifting points of view, and changes from first-person to third-person narrative only serve to heighten the sense of dislocation.) Jilly is known best for her fairie paintings and someone breaks into her studio while she's recovering from the accident and vandalizes them. Her friends, one of whom's a police lieutenant, try to find out who that person is, and whether it's the same person who ran her down.

The most memorable character, however, turns out to be Raylene Carter, who tells her story in the first person with a white trash dialect she uses to her advantage. A victim of child abuse (a subject that clearly concerns Mr. De Lint, as it should all of us), she has left her abusive family while still a teenager and seems to have spent most of the time after her departure to trying to get even. And then she finds her way into the Otherworld too. And then things really start getting interesting.

You'll probably care a lot for Jilly and her supportive friends (we should all be as lucky as she is) and Raylene and her accomplice Pinky Miller; and the minor characters are well drawn too: Toby, Lucinda, the Tattersnake, and even those "crow girls" who turn up for a cameo at the end, and provide a bit of fun, at a time when it's needed, both for Jilly's sake and ours.

Since the book's origins are North American, with its tradition of serious fiction being one thing and genre fiction quite another, it's assigned to the genre category and stamped "fantasy." But: what would have happened if Mr. De Lint had pretended he was merely translating from the Portuguese the work of, say, "Joao Da Silva," and had set the tale in an imaginary city in Brazil? Then, it probably would not have been stamped fantasy at all, but hailed as an exemplar of Latin American "Magic Realism." It might then have been taken to be serious fiction and classified differently by those who love literary taxonomy more than reading a good novel.

Which this is.
Sharpmane
Unlike many of DeLint's formulaic novels where his main character finds themselves up against an evil from some ancient past, this deals more with the heart, Jilly's Heart, to be exact. It was a delight to see him stray from what seemed to be a habitual path of the formulaic for this writer. I had become somewhat of a discouraged reader due to his constant plot repetition and poor resolutions of these plots. It was refreshing to see him finally break free of this and try something new.

Jilly, is perhaps, one of the most endeared characters in DeLint's Newford sorties and I was delighted to see that he finally took the step into letting us know about the family and past history of this beloved character.

This book can be ready without reading any of DeLint's Newford stories, but those who already have will find great joy in seeing many of the old favorites coming to visit Jilly while she is in the hospital.

A story more about regret and following the paths one is given, this has less to do with DeLint's normal "urban fantasy" style and more to do with the complexities between siblings, child neglect and incest. There is more context to this story and more fleshing out of Jilly than one had before, which, is still overwhelming.

A very sad and haunting story of two sisters caught in the same situation, it is an instersting trip into the human psyche as to how both characters deal with it.

The ending was sad but redeeming as it comcludes that above all, family is everything.
Modigas
Some people have written that they found this story sad. That could be said about a lot of Charles de Lint books, because they are always about struggle. No one writes personal struggle better. Although there is an underlying story of the characters trying to help keep magic or the Otherworld alive, the characters are always struggling to grow and keep parts of themselves alive. I delayed buying this book because of a reviewer who said they had been excited about learning Jilly's background but depressed and disappointed by the book. Yes, the story is hard. But life is hard. Maybe one of the reasons I relate to Charles de Lint so well is that he writes truthfully about the hard parts. I've read this book twice already and I'll read it many more times. And in response to the previous reviewer, I liked both Jilly and Raylene. Maybe later stories will tell us more about Raylene.
Castiel
I love Jillie, this was a very interesting look into her life outside of the original Newford series.
Gogal
Good
Another favorite. Really liked learning more about Jilly. Life isnt easy, but it's a little easier with de Lint's stories.