A front-page spread in the August 23rd edition of the New York Times Arts section brings 12,000 visitors to the Hunger's Brides website within the first three hours, temporarily crashing the site.
Taken from the author's public performances of readings from Hunger's Brides:
Audio files and other special site features.
In-depth background site on Hunger's Brides & its central character, the 17th-century Mexican poet Juana Inés
de la Cruz.
"...a Da Vinci Code for the literate, reminiscent of Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Carlos Fuentes at their best; sure to draw attention to Sor Juana, who remains one of the most fascinating figures in world literature."
Q & A with the Library Journal…
With a book this grand, one has to ask the question, where did it all start?
It all began with a dog attack. We were on the west coast of Mexico in 1988. The woman I was traveling with, and would one day marry, was attacked by a dog pack while out walking alone in a little beach town where we had rented a house. A local man—someone we knew only slightly—hunted down and killed the pack’s leader...
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 Inés de la Cruz…