Fasting, Feasting

Author(s): Anita Desai

Classic Fiction

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 1999 BOOKER PRIZE


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 Aruna, who brings off a 'good' marriage, and brother Arun, the disappointing son and heir who is studying in America.


Across the world in Massachusetts, life with the Patton family is bewildering for Arun in the alien culture of freedom, freezers and paradoxically self-denying self-indulgence.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781784873936
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.195
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anita Desai
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 240