Fasting, Feasting

A Novel
Product Number: EB00030991
Released: Jan 03, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547526270
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Booker Prize Finalist: A "splendid novel" about siblings and their very different lives in India and America (The Wall Street Journal). Uma, the plain spinster daughter of a close-knit Indian family, is trapped at home, smothered by her overbearing parents and their traditions-unlike her ambitious younger sister, who has made a "good" marriage and managed to escape. Meanwhile their brother Arun, the disappointing son and heir, is studying in America, living in a Massachusetts suburb with the Patton family-where he finds himself bewildered by the culture that surrounds him . . . "Such witty writing . . . You take its suffering characters to heart." -The Boston Globe "Stunning . . . Looks gently but without sentimentality at an Indian family that, despite Western influence, is bound by Eastern traditions." -Publishers Weekly "Desai's characters are wonderfully, fallibly human as they wend their way through the maze of everyday domestic tensions." -The San Francisco Chronicle

Author(s): Anita Desai
Awards:1999-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2000

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