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The Painted Boy
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The Painted Boy

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Author: Charles de Lint
Publisher: Viking Juvenile, 2010
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Genre: Fantasy
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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-andvery human-challenges to become the man, and dragon, he is meant to be. This is Charles de Lint at his best!


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