V. Arrow graduated from Knox College in 2008 with degrees in history and creative writing, specializing in 20th-century pop culture and young adult literature. Under another name, she has previously published at Pop Matters, The One Love, Tommy2.net, and The Hollywood Reporter. Arrow has read a book a day for the last 22 years and grew up to the age of 12 without realizing the Muppets weren’t living creatures. She believes that pop culture affects, reflects, and informs all aspects of daily life in Western culture and that it’s perhaps the most crucial form of media expression to analyze and discuss.
The Panem Companion
By V. Arrow
$9.99 – $14.95
From the creator of the most well-known fan map of Panem comes an unofficial guide to Suzanne Collins’ bestselling Hunger Games series. Writing with an engaging blend of literary insight and true fan passion, Hunger Games fan academic and seasoned media writer V. Arrow brings Panem to life, from how Panem could have evolved from the America we know today to textual clues as to socioeconomics, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, and more in the districts and the Capitol. Her companion is the perfect way for fans to go deeper into the Hunger Games while they wait for the release of the second film in 2013.
The Panem Companion distinguishes itself from other Hunger Games titles on the market both in it’s focus on the society and culture of Panem and in its depth. If the other companions are Hunger Games 101, this is the grad school class.
The Panem Companion includes a full lexicon of character name etymologies.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1 in.
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Publication Date: December 2012
Format: E-book (epub)