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
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About the Author
Anna Maria Hong's first poetry collection, AGE OF GLASS, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's 2017 First Book Poetry Competition and will be published in early 2018. Her second poetry collection, FABLESQUE, won Tupelo Press's Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in 2019. She is also the author of H & G (Sidebrow Books, 2018). A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, she has published fiction and poetry in over 50 journals and anthologies including The Nation, The Iowa Review, Poetry, Ecotone, Mandorla, Green Mountains Review, Bennington Review, Conduit, Fence, Harvard Review, Southwest Review, The Volta, and The Best American Poetry. She will join the Literature faculty at Bennington College in July 2018.