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...
Miss 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.
Dr. 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 also teaches and gives lectures.
Mabel Rose: Evie's best friend who lives in Manhattan. She is reliable and reserved, and Evie finds her old-fashioned. Mabel's parents are Socialists and organize rallies for workers. Mabel has a huge crush on Jericho Jones.
Mr. Sam Lloyd: A street hustler that steals from Evie the first day she arrrives in New York.
Jericho Jones: Assistant to Evie's Uncle Will at The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult.
Memphis John Campbell: He is African-American. Although he works as a bookie for Papa Charles, he aspires to be a poet. He was once known as "The Harlem Healer."
Isaiah Campbell: Memphis' younger brother. He can see the face of a playing card before it's revealed.
Theta Knight: Ziegfeld Follies dancer who also lives in the Bennington with Henry DuBois.
“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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