Of Gods and Mobsters

Of Gods and Mobsters : Classic Tales Retold in Hong Kong

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What would the gods of Mount Olympus do with 24 hours in Hong Kong? Why are Ulysses and Mercury mixed up with gangsters? How would Holmes and Watson, Aladdin, and King Midas appear in the 21st century? And who -- or what -- is the Pied Piper of Homantin? Classical gods and heroes. Men and women of myth, legend and folklore. Characters from the greatest 19th and 20th century novels. All of them relocated, reimagined and retold in this collection of short stories and poetry from the Hong Kong Writers Circle. Praise for previous Hong Kong Writers Circle anthologies: "'Love and Lust's appeal' lies in the hybrid mixture of its contributors; their cultural perspectives resulting in widely differing (and often hilarious) takes on the theme. -- HK Magazine "'Sweat and the City' is an outstanding collection of Hong Kong short stories that inspires the budding writer and rewards readers." -- South China Morning Post
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Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 268g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9881685818
  • 9789881685810
  • 4,040,547

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