Fasting, Feasting Desai

by Anita Desai

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Fasting, Feasting Desai | 9781784873936 | Anita Desai

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ISBN:9781784873936

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:07/06/2018 by Vintage Publishing

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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.