The Painted Boy

The Painted Boy

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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, like his grandmother and spiritual trainer, Paupau - 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.
"Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend - all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint's vivid, original world. No one does it better." - Alice Hoffman
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 014241946X
  • 9780142419465

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1,166 ratings
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4 40% (463)
3 21% (242)
2 4% (44)
1 1% (15)
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