Angel & Hannah : : a Novel in Verse
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
1993. Hannah, who comes from a strict Korean home in Queens, meets Angel, Puerto Rican boy from Brooklyn, at a quinceañera. Their forbidden love instantly and wildly blooms along the Jackie Robinson Expressway. They're two New York City kids trying to survive and grow within their families and communities, driven by an all-consuming love, as the seasons pass. -- adapted from front flap
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New York : One World, 2021.
Year Published: 2021
Description: 175 pages ; 21 cm
Families -- Fiction.
Nineteen nineties -- Fiction.
Korean Americans -- Fiction.
Puerto Ricans -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.