Don't Look Back (Paperback)

Hawaiian Myths Made New

By Christine Thomas (Editor), A. A. Attanasio (Contribution by), Robert Barclay (Contribution by)

Watermark Publishing, 9781935690146, 172pp.

Publication Date: December 5, 2011

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Description

In "Don't Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New," editor Christine Thomas has collected 17 tales of old Hawaii, lovingly re-imagined and retold for the 21st century. Old meets new in this one-of-a-kind anthology, as Hawaii's best writers--Maxine Hong Kingston, W.S. Merwin, Victoria Kneubuhl, Alan Brennert, the late Ian MacMillan and more--present favorite myths and legends in contemporary settings. "Myths ultimately serve to instruct and inspire," Thomas notes in her introduction to the book. "They educate; they counsel. They provide palpable and relevant lessons for modern lives, whether in recognizing true love, gathering strength to abandon a route headed for destruction, garnering self-confidence, or avoiding and escaping domestic violence." With a foreword by noted Hawaiian language scholar Dr. M. Puakea Nogelmeier, Don't Look Back explores myths both familiar and esoteric via literary genres ranging from straight-ahead literary fiction to romance to science fiction to poetry.