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Angel & Hannah : a novel in verse

Author: Ishle Yi Park
Publisher: New York : One World, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hannah, a Korean American girl from Queens, New York, and Angel, a Puerto Rican boy from Brooklyn, fall in love in the spring of 1993. Hannah, who comes from a strict Korean home, meets Angel, a free and beautiful boy, at a quinceañera: Beyond flushed, sweating bodies pushed, pushing like cattle below black & buzzing speakers, under a torn pink streamer loose as a tendril of hair--lush-- his eyes. Darkluminous.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels in verse
Romance fiction
Love stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Park, Ishle Yi.
Angel & Hannah.
New York : One World, 2021.
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ishle Yi Park
ISBN: 9780593134320 059313432X
OCLC Number: 1263728323
Description: 175 pages 21 cm
Other Titles: Angel and Hannah
Responsibility: Ishle Yi Park.

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"Hannah, a Korean American girl from Queens, New York, and Angel, a Puerto Rican boy from Brooklyn, fall in love in the spring of 1993. Hannah, who comes from a strict Korean home, meets Angel, a free and beautiful boy, at a quinceañera: Beyond flushed, sweating bodies pushed, pushing like cattle below black & buzzing speakers, under a torn pink streamer loose as a tendril of hair--lush-- his eyes. Darkluminous. Warm. A blush floods her. Hannah sucks in her breath, but can't pull back. Music fades. A hush he's a young buck in the underbrush, still in a disco ball dance of shadow & light Their forbidden love instantly and wildly blooms along the Jackie Robinson Expressway. Told in seasons as opposed to Acts, this re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet holds all of the tension and cadence of blank verse while adding dynamic and expressive language, creating new kinds of engrossing and magnetic forms. The hip-hop sonnets and poems are dynamic, arresting, observant, and magical, conveying the intimacies and sacrifices of love and addiction and the devastating realities of struggle and loss. Committed to cultural details and the vernacular of Queens and Brooklyn, this is a hip-hop love story, not of the Capulets and the Montagues, but two New York City kids trying to survive and grow within their families and communities, driven by an all-consuming love"--

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