The eighth installment in the New Stories from the Mabinogion seriestransforms a classictaleinto a modern Quixotian romp. The original Peredur tale recounts the adventures of a youth bent on recognition as a knight in King Arthur s court. In true questing fashion, he defends maidens, defeats giants, and eventually overcomes the witches who have cursed him. Hoping to save him from the same fate as his father and brothers dead, jailed, or missing Peredur s mother takes him from the estates. But the world won t be held at bay in this version; when local kids cycle into his life, he follows."