Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish...
Evie O'Neill: Main character. She has the ablity to see a few details of a person's life by holding an object that they own. More than anything, she wants to be famous. She's a witty, excitable, vain, and lovable flapper. She loves a good time (with liquor of course.) She's also very persistent when she wants something.
William Fitzgerald: Evie's uncle is the founder of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult or as it is better known-" The Museum of Creepy Crawlies." He's very intelligent and teaches classes on the side.
Jericho Jones: An assistant to Evie's Uncle Will at the "museum of creepy crawlies," Jericho is a dedicated and intelligent students. Mabel Rose has an enormous crush on him, but he only has eyes for Evie. He has a dark secret.
Memphis Campbell: He is African-American. He works as a number runner, collecting people's slips and turning them in. He had supernatural healing powers, but they stopped working after his mother died. He loves writing poetry and often seeks solace in an old African graveyard. He becomes romantically involved with Theta Knight.
Isaiah Campbell: Memphis' younger brother. He can sometimes see the future and knows what's on a playing card without seeing it.
Ida Knowles: Inherited fancy mansion, but couldn't manage the estate on her own. When Mary White Blodgett offered to handle the residence, Knowles agreed. Eventually, this decision led to the slow loss of her sanity.
John Jacob Call: He is the leader of a revived cult originally formed in the 1870's. In the novel, the cult is referred to as "The Brethren."
Sam Lloyd: A street hussler that literally runs into Evie the first day she arrrives in New York. He is also a Diviner, with the power to go unnoticed simply by saying "don't see me." He works in the meuseum with Evie, and develops strong feelings for her. He's kind of a player and a troublemaker, and Evie does not want to be romantically involved with him.
Octavia: Memphis and Isaiah's aunt. Extremely uptight and religiously devoted.
Dottie: Evies' friend who lives in Zenith, Ohio. Not important in the grand scheme of the novel.
Louise: Evies' friend from Zenith, Ohio. Not important in the grand scheme of the novel.
“I thought research would be more glamorous, somehow. I'd give the librarian a secret code word and he'd give me the one book I needed and whisper the necessary page numbers. Like a speakeasy. With books”
A Late-Summer Evening Evie O'Neill, Zenith, Ohio Memphis Campbell, Harlem, New York City The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies It's Just the Bennington, Dear City of Dreams Passing Stranger Evie's Dream The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse The Harlot Adorned on the Sea Keeping Away the Ghosts A Place in the World The Hearts of Men Things Not Said Omens The Eternal Recurrence Smoke and Mirrors Grief Like Feathers A Rind of Moonlight And Death Shall Flee Funny How Things Work Out The Good Citizen The Eleven Offerings Ubermensch Operation Jericho Life and Death The House on the Hill The Hotsy Totsy Blood and Fire Reckoning God is Dead A Stay of Execution The Bogeyman Naughty John The Wrong Person A Heavenly Star Raising the Devil A Terrible Choice The Tombs Pack Up Your Troubles The Angel Gabriel Knowle's End Prelude Death No Longer Has Dominion The Same Song Just Stories The Ninth Offering Little Betty Sue Bowers The One Who Works With Both Hands False Idols The Wild Man of Borneo Everything Will Be Fine A Goodly Heritage Cross My Heart and Hope to Die Brethren Lamentation Sergeant Leonard Solomon's Comet The Belly of the Beast The Woman Clothed in the Sun People Will Believe Anything The Coming Storm Project Buffalo The Man in the Stovepipe Hat Sitting on Top of the World Author's Note Acknowledgements
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