Angel & Hannah by Ishle Yi Park audiobook

Angel & Hannah: A Novel in Verse

By Ishle Yi Park
Read by Ishle Yi Park

Random House Audio
2.12 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593399712

The sweeping, unforgettable story of an interracial couple in 1990s New York City who are determined to protect their love against all odds—a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet 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 at a quinceañera: ”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 across the changing seasons, Angel & Hannah holds all of the tension and cadence of blank verse while adding dynamic and expressive language rooted in a long tradition of hip-hop and spoken word, creating new and magnetic forms. The poetry of Angel and Hannah’s relationship is dynamic, arresting, observant, and magical, conveying the intimacies and sacrifices of love and family and the devastating realities of struggle and loss.

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Summary

Summary

The sweeping, unforgettable story of an interracial couple in 1990s New York City who are determined to protect their love against all odds—a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet

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 at a quinceañera:

”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 across the changing seasons, Angel & Hannah holds all of the tension and cadence of blank verse while adding dynamic and expressive language rooted in a long tradition of hip-hop and spoken word, creating new and magnetic forms. The poetry of Angel and Hannah’s relationship is dynamic, arresting, observant, and magical, conveying the intimacies and sacrifices of love and family and the devastating realities of struggle and loss.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This audiobook reimagines Romeo and Juliet in current-day New York City, where they face familiar obstacles…Once the audiobook is underway, the rhythms and Park’s delivery of them settle in…to become an engaging listening experience.” AudioFile
“Triumphant…sensuous, tender, and faceted like cut glass.” Cathy Park Hong, author of Minor Feelings

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Author Bio: Ishle Yi Park

Author Bio: Ishle Yi Park

Ishle Yi Park is the first woman to become poet laureate of Queens, New York. She is an award-winning poet, singer, hula dancer, surfer, certified yoga teacher, lomilomi practitioner, and mother and has traveled the world reading and performing at universities and writing festivals. She has organized benefits and shared the stage with other activists, including Sonia Sanchez and Angela Davis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 2.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English