Unofficial History of Pi WeiBrendan Connell
Boasting itself as the first symbolist kung fu novel ever written, the Unofficial History of Pi Wei, tells the story of the lowly Pi Wei and his path of retribution, in which mystical insight and martial training interweave. Organized into fifty-six chapters, and told with an absolute freedom of expression, this extraordinary tale offers a wealth of hidden knowledge and poetic excesses that is at once elegant and humane.
This is a work of obvious interest; but one must turn the pages in order to penetrate the secrets.
Brendan Connell was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1970. He has had fiction published in numerous places, including McSweeney's, Adbusters, and the World Fantasy Award winning anthologies Leviathan 3 (The Ministry of Whimsy 2002), and Strange Tales (Tartarus Press 2003). His published books are: The Translation of Father Torturo (Prime Books, 2005), Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (Grafitisk Press, 2005), Metrophilias (Better Non Sequitur, 2010), Unpleasant Tales (Eibonvale Press, 2010), The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children (Chômu Press, 2011), The Architect (PS Publishing, 2012), Lives of Notorious Cooks (Chômu Press, 2012), Miss Homicide Plays the Flute (Eibonvale Press, 2013), The Cutest Girl in Class