Puffin Books, Hardcover, 9780142408162, 213pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2008
High school senior Miguel's life is turned upside down when he meets new girl Lainey, whose family has just moved from Australia. With her tumbled red-gold hair, her instant understanding of who he is, and her unusual dog?a real Australian dingo?she's unforgettable. And, as he quickly learns, she is on the run from an ancient bargain made by her ancestors. There's no question that Miguel will do whatever he can to help her?but what price will each of them have to pay? "Dingo" is quintessential Charles de Lint, set close to his beloved, invented city of Newford?a mixture of darkness and hope, humor and mystery, and the friendship within love.
About the Author
Charles de Lint and his wife, the artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including "Moonheart, Forests of the Heart, " and "The Onion Girl, "have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction in the manner of storytellers like John Crowley, Jonathan Carroll, Alice Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, and Isabel Allende.