Constable's hunger for autumn fiction

<p>Constable is publishing a supersized novel this autumn on its newly revived literary fiction list. Hunger's Brides by Canadian writer Paul Anderson (September, &#163;25, h/b, 1845290917) will be published in hardback with a page count of 1,358 --twice as long as Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury) and dwarfing even Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White (Canongate).</p><p>Hunger's Brides explores the true story of the 17th-century Mexican Juana Ines de la Cruz, described as the last great poet of the Spanish Golden Age, and it took its author 12 years to...

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