The Painted Boy by de Lint announced

Due from Charles de Lint this year is The Painted Boy: “James 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, he is on a quest even he does not understand. Jay’s 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, all of it moving to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose female lead guitarist captures Jay’s heart. Here he must face a series of dangerous, otherworldly—and very human—challenges not just to survive, but to prove his worth to the clan.”

The Painted Boy will be published by Viking as a hardcover in November 2010