Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. In this hybrid novella of trauma and survival, Anna Maria Hong re-imagines and extends the tale of Hansel and Gretel, breaking its received patterns of abandonment and abuse to set G. to wander a world racialized and gendered by power dynamics at every turn. Survivor, artist, hero, G.’s decisive action at the Witch’s oven becomes the kernel of a new identity, independent and resilient, capable of transforming cruel stories into a cunning, masterful feminist bildungsroman.
"In H & G, Anna Maria Hong brilliantly re-visions the 'Hansel and Gretel' fairytale for the post-post-modern 21st century. Or explodes it, producing a text brimming with biting wit, feminist insight, psychological incisiveness, and a hybrid narrative daring that turns genre on its head. G., a 'Korean American fraülein' who is 'sick of the high road' is willing to tear the whole fantasy edifice of our illusions down as she journeys toward deeper truths, and thankfully, she and H. take us along for their sometimes-frightening, always enlightening rides." —John Keene
Anna Maria Hong is the author of the novella H & G (Sidebrow Books, 2018), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation's Clarissa Dalloway Prize, and AGE OF GLASS (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2018), winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Poetry Competition and the Poetry Society of America's 2019 Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second poetry collection, FABLESQUE (Tupelo Press, 2020), won Tupelo Press's Berkshire Prize. A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, she has published poetry and fiction in over 70 journals and anthologies including The Nation, The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, Poetry Daily, Best New Poets, and The Best American Poetry. She joined the Literature faculty at Bennington College in 2018.
Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA