OLYMPUS ON 81ST STREET by Fiona Passantino is Available Now
God might be dead, but the ancient Greek gods are alive and well, struggling to stay relevant and young in a confusing, fast-paced new world. They live on the 89 th floor of an 88-story building on 81 st and Broadway, in New York City, where they can watch the furious ebb and flow of humanity from their shining palace of Olympus. As the gods battle hair loss, flab and a loss of control over their thunderbolts, they despair at the state of the earth and the condition of mankind: the imaginations of today's mortals have been sucked dry by tabloids and television, and they couldn't find Sparta on a map if their lives depended on it.
"Olympus on 81 st Street" is a humorous, provocative look at the delicate, symbiotic relationship between Mortals and Immortals. Ancient myth and modern chaos are blended together, as both gods and men struggle to make sense of the world in which they live.
The book takes a bold stance on modern religion, ancient myth, and the grey areas in between.
Written and illustrated by Fiona Passantino
Richly illustrated, this provocative book can be classified as humor/fiction/religion.
ISBN: 978-0-9838686-1-3, published by Distant Train. 76,000 words. 157 pages.