By Francesca Lia Block
Lonely urban A tangly-haired, purple-eyed lady named Witch child lives in glitzy L.A. She loves a man named Angel Juan. while he leaves for brand spanking new York she is familiar with she needs to locate him. trying to find Love So she heads for the town of glittery structures and rubbish and chinese language foodstuff and drug purchasers and subways and children taking part in hip-hopscotch. discovering difficulty Her clues are an empty tree apartment within the park, a postcard in the street, a model in a diner. Angel Juan is at risk, and in basic terms Witch Baby's heart-magic could make him secure. while Angel Juan leaves L. A.—and Witch Baby—to play his song and locate himself in manhattan, Witch child, wild and stressed with out him, follows. the tale that ensues "is an engagingly eccentric mixture of delusion and fact, enhanced—this time—by secret and suspense. it's also magical, relocating and mischievous, and—literally—marvelous."—SLJ.
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Bat, Mr C. Bbbbb-b-Bat. My almost-grandpa-Bat Charles. He’s a lot like he was in the pictures Weetzie showed me but if he didn’t look healthy then he really doesn’t look so well now and he’s not in color anymore. What do you say to a ghost? ” He laughs soft. I think about the pop in the film before a Charlie Chaplin movie starts. ” “Yeah. I mean besides the unreal thing. I take pictures which is kind of like making movies. ” I stop. Do you say made or make to a ghost? “Make,” says Charlie, smiling a little.
It was so cool watching them. ” I look down at my feet in the roller skates. “Any kid who can skate like you can dance,” Charlie says. ” I give him a grumpy scowly scowl. But the girls are waiting with their arms crossed. I take off my skates; hand one of them my camera and hip-hop into the chalk squares while Neneh Cherry raps on the ghetto blaster. The girls jump around laughing. When I get to the end of the hopscotch I do it backwards. I feel better. I feel almost free. “Miss Thing! Now you can forget Homes, girlfriend,” 57 one of the girls says, giving me my camera.
Right in this city. ” “They travel all over but this city is full of its own surprises,” Charlie says. “Things pop out of the darkness like elves and fairies in a rotten wood or ghosts in a ruined house. ” His voice cracks on their names and his face fades a little in the mirror. “I am here to look for somebody,” I say. “Well you’ve found me. ” “No. I mean I’m here to look for my boyfriend Angel Juan. He went away and wrote me one letter and…” But Charlie twinkles out of the mirror—a light again.