Island myths with a modern twist - Pele in therapy. Maui as superhero. The cannibal king O`ahu Nui in the 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 re-imagined and retold for the 21st century.