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.