Hunger's Brides
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the Inquisition

Hunger's Brides establishes the Inquisition as a spectre hovering ever near, from the earliest days of Sor Juana's life until its last. It emerges that Sor Juana's chapters are the telling of her life story in response to and rebellion against a demand that she give a full accounting of her every sin. There must be no gaps, her interrogator insists. But her story is fashioned precisely here, in the gaps between the warp of her sins and the weave of her destiny.

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