- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 199 KB
- Print Length: 33 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Triskell Press (8 Nov. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A4N8WB2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #270,261 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dog Boys Kindle Edition
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It doesn't take place in De Lint's popular Newford setting, although it wouldn't take but two shakes for De Lint to draw "Dog Boys" into the Newford mythos. We're introduced to Brandon, a teen who'd just moved from Atlanta to the Southwestern desert town of Santo del Vado Viejo. It's a community populated predominantly by Indians and Mexicans, and so it's even more of a cultural adjustment for a white kid like Brandon. Santo del Vado Viejo is infested with gangbangers, and so Brandon keeps his head down as he acclimates to his new home and high school.
And yet, in Rose Creek High, Brandon can't help but step in when a Native American student is bullied by a member of the 66 Bandas, perhaps the city's most ruthless Latino gang. "Dog Boys," gripping and briskly paced, chronicles what happens when a boy follows his conscience and then has to deal with the dire consequences. I would love it if there were an expanded version of this short story. I am clamoring for a sequel. Brandon and his new friends are people I would dearly love to run into again. Charles De Lint is a born storyteller; it's always a pleasure to read his yarns, and "Dog Boys" is no exception to this. His distinctive style is on full display. As ever, he seamlessly marries the ordinary with a touch of American folklore and contemporary magical realism. "Dog Boys" unfolds and satisfies in unexpected ways, except that with a Charles De Lint story, you come to expect these things.