Hunger's Brides
Page Updated On: 04/16/2013



A convent's archives

A 17th-century convent's archives held a wide variety of documents — for example, records dating from the nuns' first contact with the convent as postulants and extending until their deaths. In the novel, we see the archives as a place to conceal dangerous documents under innocuous covers.

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Here we've pulled together a bit of background — an overview of the project, oddities from the author's files on the novel and the broader twelve-year journey that has been Hunger's Brides.

Pennant The Hunger's Brides project at a glance

Along the way to becoming a novel, the project has given rise to a number of forms and derivations in the twelve years since its inception.

Pennant Introduction to the novel Hunger's Brides at Another, at Barnes & Noble online.

Pennant More about Sor(Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz.


Strange gleanings from the author's files.

Project genesis: Paul Anderson on first hearing the name of Juana Inés de la Cruz.

A timeline for Hunger's Brides: for the years 1321-1695 

From the author, on how to write Hunger's Brides.

On the six-volume edition that never was. Early discussions were of a serial release of the novel - one of its six constituent books released every two months for a year. The author was briefly indulged, then let down easy by the publishers.

Product disclaimer.

Author's acknowledgements. Yes, it runs to three pages, but we figure in twelve years he must have racked up some debts.

About the author.

Not sufficiently reassured? -- a little more on the author here.

Pennant Weirder still

It gets strange here. There are two magazine layouts making reference to Hunger's Brides, both curious in their own right, but with which the author has no connection whatever.

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