Fasting, Feasting

Fasting, Feasting

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Author: Anita Desai
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 228
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0099289636


A much acclaimed novel now issued in paperback edition.


If we could have chosen a runner-up, we would undoubtedly have given the runner-up award to Anita Desai and Fasting, Feasting; a most beautiful novel, very moving, very funny, terribly illustrative of what happens to women in different parts of the world. - Gerald Kaufman, Chairman of the Booker Prize 1999

Anita Desai is one of Tolstoy's inheritors. Like his, her writing is sensuous, radical and uncannily perceptive.. Fasting, Feasting is a hypnotically readable story, in language which has the precision of poetry. . An ambitious, successful and disturbing novel. - The Times

This is a quiet, low-key novel, notable for its vignettes.. Which are so sharp, so rich in detail, that the book packs a real polemic punch..Fasting, Feasting is a fine showcase for the delicate, distinctive skills of Anita Desai. - Sunday Telegraph

In fasting, Feasting - the most recent in a series of outstanding fictions - she returns to a world which is already disappearing and a milieu of which she remains the peerless chronicler.. This is a compelling, mature work by India's finest writer in English. - Independent