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The Painted Boy

Written by Charles de Lint

Average Score: 60(1)

Jay Li should be in Chicago, finishing high school and working at his family's restaurant. Instead, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan--part human, part dragon, like his grandmother--he is on a quest even he does not understand. His journey takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo in the Arizona desert, a town overrun by gangs, haunted by members of other animal clans, perfumed by delicious food, and set to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay's heart. He must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly--and very human--challenges to become the man, and dragon, he is meant to be. This is Charles de Lint at his best!

Book Details

Young Adult Fantasy
Hardcover, 431 Pages
Published by Viking Juvenile on November 11, 2010
ISBN-13 978-0670011919

Reviews


The Green Man Review | April Gutierrez
Review Rating: 60
While somewhat uneven, the novel's blend of Chinese and southwestern mythologies is intriguing...
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