Fasting, Feasting A Fmt

Fasting, Feasting A Fmt

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A wonderful novel in two parts, moving from the heart of a close-knit Indian household, with its restrictions and prejuices, its noisy warmth and sensual appreciation of food, to the cool centre of an American family, with its freedom and strangely self-denying attitudes to eating. In both it is ultimately the women who suffer, whether, paradoxically, from a surfeit of feasting and family life in India, or from self-denial and starvation in the US. or both. Uma, the plain, older daughter still lives at home, frustrated in her attempts to escape and make a life for herself. Her Indian family is difficult , demanding but mostly, good hearted. Despite her disappointments, Uma comes through as the survivor, avoiding an unfulfilling marriage, liek her sister's or a suicidal one, like that arranged for her pretty cousin. And in America, where young Arun goes as a student, men in the suburbs char hunks of bleeding meat while the women don't appear to cook or eat at all - seems bewildering and terriying to the yound Indian adolescent far from home.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099284727
BY (AUTHOR) Desai, Anita
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : February 03, 2000
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 179 mm x 110 mm
WEIGHT : 134 g

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DESCRIPTION :
A wonderful novel in two parts, moving from the heart of a close-knit Indian household, with its restrictions and prejuices, its noisy warmth and sensual appreciation of food, to the cool centre of an American family, with its freedom and strangely self-denying attitudes to eating. In both it is ultimately the women who suffer, whether, paradoxically, from a surfeit of feasting and family life in India, or from self-denial and starvation in the US. or both. Uma, the plain, older daughter still lives at home, frustrated in her attempts to escape and make a life for herself. Her Indian family is difficult , demanding but mostly, good hearted. Despite her disappointments, Uma comes through as the survivor, avoiding an unfulfilling marriage, liek her sister's or a suicidal one, like that arranged for her pretty cousin. And in America, where young Arun goes as a student, men in the suburbs char hunks of bleeding meat while the women don't appear to cook or eat at all - seems bewildering and terriying to the yound Indian adolescent far from home.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780099284727
BY (AUTHOR) Desai, Anita
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : February 03, 2000
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Vintage
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 179 mm x 110 mm
WEIGHT : 134 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items