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Hunger's Brides

(2004)
A novel by

 
Three Starred Reviews for Hunger's Brides "One of the most remarkable books in recent memory... . Impressive . . . Stands proudly alongside such works as Gabriel Garcia Marquez's ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE and Eduardo Galeano's MEMORY OF FIRE." - (starred review) Quill & Quire "A tour de force. . . . A DA VINCI CODE for the literate, reminiscent of Arturo Perez-Reverte and Carlos Fuentes at their best." - (starred review) Kirkus Reviews "An extraordinary debut, with depth of detail and narrative skill presented effortlessly throughout. . . . Highly recommended." - (starred review) Library Journal On a frigid winter's night, a man escapes from an apartment in which a young woman lies bleeding. In his hands he clutches a box he has found there. He is Donald Gregory, a once-respected college professor and serial adulterer, whose last affair has left his career in ruins. She is Beulah Limosneros, one of his students and for a brief time his lover. She had disappeared into Mexico two years earlier, following her obsession with Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, who was born in 1648, entered a convent at age nineteen, and became the greatest poet of her time, only to die of plague in 1695. As a police investigation closes in around Gregory, he examines the box's contents, fearful of incriminating evidence Beulah may have against him--translated poems of Sor Juana, a travel journal, research notes on the Spanish conquest of the Americas and the Inquisition, diary entries concerning him, and a strange manuscript about Sor Juana. Based on the life of one of literature's most compelling figures, Paul Anderson's astonishing debut unveils a great poet's withdrawal from the world who at the height of her creative powers signs a vow of contrition in her own blood.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Hunger's Brides
Author(s): Paul Anderson
ISBN: 1-84529-171-9 / 978-1-84529-171-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Hunger's Brides - A Novel Of Baroque
Author(s): Paul Anderson
ISBN: 0-679-31088-6 / 978-0-679-31088-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: HUNGER / 'S BRIDES
Author(s): PAUL ANDERSON
ISBN: 0-679-31200-5 / 978-0-679-31200-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Hunger's Brides
Author(s): W Paul Anderson
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   



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