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!
"Charles de Lint writes like a magician... He is, simply put, the best." - Holly Black
Used availability for Charles de Lint's The Painted Boy
November 2010 : USA Hardback
November 2012 : UK Paperback
November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition