A.P. Andes was born in 1957 and grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. He currently lives in Hawaii with his wife and their twin girls. He wrote his first story when he was six years old, and has been at it ever since. His love of philosophy, postmodernism, and especially European literature, cinema, and history has informed his writing since the early 1980s. Russian and New German Cinema dating from the 1960s through the 1980s revolutionized the way he thought about narrative and its powers of expression when it engages all the senses and faculties. He realized then that reading a story and experiencing it are vastly different things, requiring not only more of the writing itself but also visual aspects of narrative not usually present on the printed page.
Andes has had poetry published in The Iowa Review and is presently in the process of editing successive volumes of John the Angelic for publication in the near future. He is also beginning the sextet’s second trilogy, The Annihilating Hero. As a lifelong writer and lover of prose and poetry, he has always been most drawn to those works of art that aspire to the highest level of artistic achievement while entertaining their audiences and bringing the world around us vividly to life. He encourages comments or feedback on Volume I from anyone who feels so inclined to his email address at email@example.com, and would urge anyone who has read the book and enjoyed it or been affected by it to write a review.
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John the Angelic: Volume I
by A.P. Andes
Volume I introduces the trilogy’s central character, Joan, a brilliant, willful young woman from Mainz, Germany, who disguises her identity to become Pope in the years following Charlemagne’s death. She probably lived but was mysteriously erased from history by those in power. We witness a fearless yet soulful spirit ready at every turn to risk her life for her ideals and the man she loves.
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