Beggar's Feast

Beggar's Feast

Book - 2012
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Beggar's Feast is a novel about a man who lives in defiance of fate. Sam Kandy was born in 1889 to low prospects in a Ceylon village and died one hundred years later as the wealthy headman of the same village, a self-made shipping magnate, and father of sixteen, three times married and twice widowed. In four parts, this enthralling novel tells Sam's story from his boyhood - when his parents, convinced by his horoscope that he would be a blight upon the family, abandon him at the gates of a distant temple - through his dramatic escape from the temple and journey across Ceylon to Australia and Singapore, before his bold return to the Ceylon village he once called home. There he tries to win recognition for his success in the world - at any cost.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario ; New York : Pintail, 2012, c2011
ISBN: 9780670066582
Branch Call Number: F BOYAG-R
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 21 cm


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* Alta Vista Sep 20, 2011

Randy Boyagoda will read from Beggar's Feast at the Nepean Centrepointe Library, 1101 Centrepointe on Sat Nov 19th, 2011, 2:30-3:30. Don't miss this chance to meet the author!

Sep 11, 2011

I agree that this a hard read and seems to be really disconnected in the story line and characters..

Jul 09, 2011

Hard to read. Too many gaps and lines to read between.

Not until 2/3 through the book did it truly catch my interest.

Central character was pitiable at first but became very unlikable. Was not honest with himself or others


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