Gwee Li Sui
Selected by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences as one of 85 Landmark Books
A curious young boy opens a door and is thrust into the Architrave, a fantastical, fractured world upheld by four Columns. Arriving as the Great Gateway War draws to a start, Li-Hsu must fight bravely alongside a host of strange creatures in order to find his way back home.
Gwee Li Sui’s Myth of the Stone, first published in 1993, is an endearing tale of one unlikely hero’s journey through an unfamiliar landscape. Epigram Books presents a 20th Anniversary Edition of Singapore’s first full-length graphic novel in English, with improved art and bonus features including notes from the author and new short stories that further explore the magical world of the Architrave.
“This is a wondrous revisitation of an original, literary and artful tale. Gwee Li Sui is a spell-wright at the height of his imaginative powers.”
—Aaron Lee, poet and 2008 Singapore Literature Prize finalist
“To find this book is like discovering a four-leaf clover in the grass. Reading Myth made me realise the Muses do not discriminate among nationalities when they strike.”
—Wena Poon, author of Alex y Robert
“Dr Gwee has created a protagonist whose experiences demostrate to us the importance having faith in oneself to carry on with a daunting task even as the prospects and outcome may seem bleak...one should totally buy [Myth of the Stone] before it goes out of stock.”
—The Sick Romantic
About the Creator:
Gwee Li Sui is a literary critic, poet and graphic artist from Singapore. He wrote Myth of the Stone, Singapore’s first full-length adventure graphic novel, in 1993 and published a volume of humorous verse, Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems?, in 1998. He obtained his doctorate for work on eighteenth-century European literature from Queen Mary, University of London, in 2003 and was a full-time university lecturer until 2009. He has written on a wide range of subjects from literature to religion to philosophy and is also the editor of Sharing Borders: Studies in Contemporary Singapore-Malaysian Literature II (2009), Telltale: Eleven Stories (2010) and Man/Born/Free: Writings on the Human Spirit from Singapore (2011).
Size: 255 x 170mm
Published: October 2013