Listen: Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of Gay YA’s novel Aristotle and Dante Dive into the waters of the world
Aristotle and Dante meet in Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s latest novel, Aristotle and Dante dive into the waters of the world!
In the critically acclaimed first book, Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, the two boys fell in love with each other. “Now they must find out what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to call into question their very existence.”
The official description reads as follows:
Ari spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his last year to be the same. But something in him opened up when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy and spiritual Dante, who can annoy Ari and fill him with desire at the same time.
The boys are determined to make their way through a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he will have to fight like never before to create a life that is sincerely and happily his own.
The ‘painfully romantic and tender’ sequel was released today, and publishing company Simon and Schuster shared a clip by Tony-Award winner Lin Manuel Miranda recounting the audiobook exclusively with PRIDE. Miranda is reprising the role, as he also narrated the original novel in 2017.
Aristotle and Dante was also recovered for a film adaptation, who has previously cast Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Max Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, Veronica Falcón, Isabella Gomez, Luna Blaise and Kevin Alejandro so far. Production will start soon. Earlier this summer, Sáenz shared the first three chapters with us. Read them here.
Aristotle and Dante dive into the waters of the world is now available, available wherever you get your books. Listen to Miranda read the first two chapters below:
Audio sample courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio by ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DIVE INTO THE WATERS OF THE WORLD by Benjamin Alire Sáenz; read by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Text © 2021 by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Used with permission from Simon & Schuster, Inc.