Eben Adams is a young painter in Depression-era New Yorkjust looking to make a living. His work has thus far left influential artdealers unimpressed. Then Eben happens upon a young schoolgirl named Jennie inCentral Park. Intrigued by her mystical quality and her knowledge of thingsthat happened well before her time, Eben begins to sketch a portrait of theyoung girl. The drawing turns out to be the most emotional piece Eben has everdone, and he finally gets the boost in his career he’s been seeking. But beforehe can finish the portrait, Jennie vanishes.
Saddened by the loss of his muse, he begins to scour thecity for her, and when he does find her again, he is shocked to discover thatshe has aged several years since their last meeting. Who is this girl, andwhere did she come from?
This supernatural love story is a masterpiece of modernfantasy.
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