Pele in therapy. Maui as superhero. The cannibal king O‘ahu Nui in a world of shady deals and political corruption. The star-crossed naupaka lovers as Honolulu high-school sweethearts. In this one-of-a-kind anthology, old meets new as Hawai‘i’s best writers, including Ian MacMillan, Maxine Hong Kingston, W.S. Merwin, Victoria Kneubuhl, Alan Brennert and more, present favorite myths and legends in surprising contemporary settings. Here are 17 tales of old Hawai‘i—lovingly reimagined and retold for the 21st century.
Editor Christine Thomas is a freelance features and travel writer and book critic.
Full list of contributing writers:
Maxine Hong Kingston
Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
J. Arthur Rath III
Softcover; 176 pp
Editor: Christine Thomas
Release Date: November 2011