4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Like a family re-union under the worst circumstances.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Onion Girl (Hardcover)
Thank you Charles for finally writing about everyone's favourite Newford resident. De Lint fans finally get to learn all about the beautiful ball of energy that is Jilly Coppercorn - but a word of warning, the story is a dark look at life on the wrong side of the tracks and tackles one of the most heartbreaking issues in the world today.
But as with all De Lint books, the issues are tackled with a warmth and sensitivity only this writer can muster and there is always the support of the main protagonists family of choice and a bit of the other-worldly to help our heroine out.
There is a bit of a family re-union feel to the book that leaves me worrying that the writer is bidding farewell to the residents of Newford. I sincerely hope this is not the case.
This was definately worth paying import prices for and a must buy for those readers familiar with the writers novels and short stories. If you are a De Lint newbie, check out the earlier books before starting this one - knowing the characters will double the pleasure of this gem of a book