Beggar's Feast

Beggar's Feast


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Beggar's Feast by Randy S Boyagoda

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780670066582
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication date: 09/25/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Randy Boyagoda's first novel, Governor of the Northern Province, was critically acclaimed and long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Beggar's Feast was longlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize.

He regularly reviews for The New York Times, Harper's and The Globe and Mail and is writing a biography of Richard John Neuhaus, which will be published in 2014. He is Chairman of the English Department at Ryerson University.

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