Jilly Coppercorn of Newford is back. With the help of a mentor and an anymous benefactor, the talented young artist has overcome her troubled past and is enrolled in art school. The future is full of bright promise. Although she still struggles, Jilly feels safe and loved by her newly formed family, including her loyal best friend Geordie, lovely fellow-classmate Sophie Etoile, and her staunch ally, the Angel of Grasso Street. Then, a tempting opportunity rides into town on an oversized motorcycle.... This original vel both celebrates and journeys beyond Newford, Charles de Lint's popular mythical city of magic and mayhem.
Charles de Lint is the best-selling author of more than seventy adult, YA, and children's books, including Moonheart, The Onion Girl, Widdershins, Medicine Road, and Under My Skin. He is the recipient of the World Fantasy, YALSA, Crawford, and Aurora awards. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a book review column for Fantasy & Science Fiction.