On Tour with the Seven Deadly Sins

Six Morality Plays for the Modern Age

by Mike Hood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/15/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781543472332
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781543472325
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781543472318

About the Book

On Tour with the Seven Deadly Sins is a collection of six modern morality plays, which look at the dark side of human nature in a humorous way. The first two plays, “On Tour” and “An Interview” present the Seven Deadly Sins completing with each other to demonstrate which one makes the most substantial contribution to the common good. “Signs of the Times” features the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse who have surfaced during a particularly chaotic election cycle. In “The Good Adjunct,” Biz Mo (business model) makes her moves on President C. E. Ohno and puts the whole enterprise of higher education at risk. The last two plays are about what the modern age has done to Sophia (Wisdom) as seen through Aristotle and Carl Jung’s competing and contradictory constructions of the human psyche. The plays move from the public to the private, from the surface to the interior, revealing that all souls fall somewhere along the continuum between service to self and service to others.

About the Author

Author Biography: (50-100 words) Mike Hood received his B.A. from Willamette University and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He taught American literature, medieval literature, literary criticism, and the history of ideas for thirty-one years at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, where he also directed the Composition and Great Books programs. His short stories have appeared recently in Imitation Fruit, The Ravens Perch, Blank Fiction, Third Wednesday, and Indiana English.