Fasting, Feasting

by Anita Desai | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099284723 Global Overview for this book
Registered by FraukeRo of Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on 2/1/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by FraukeRo from Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Monday, February 01, 2016
This book is an interesting insight into the life of an Indian family. The oldest daugther Uma turns out to be unfit for marriage and is consequently trapped at home with her parents. Her sister Aruna is much more successfull in aquiring appropriate suitors. And brother Arun is expected to study abroad, in the culturally very different USA.

The author manages to convey a picture full of details for all of the characters and their experiences, giving different perspectives on the family's life.

Journal Entry 2 by FraukeRo at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (2/16/2016 UTC) at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Passed on at the meetup - enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingPanzeranziwing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, February 19, 2016
Thank you!

Released 3 yrs ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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On the book buffet

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, April 22, 2017
To be released in the reading area of Abu Dhabi airport.

Read another copy some five years ago, those were my thoughts about it then:
It made me think of Anna Karenina - "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Brilliant descriptions of family life, the traditional role of women, family control. I loved the way Desai is able to convey the atmosphere, it's all very subtle, with a lot of detail. Recommendable.

Journal Entry 6 by wingApoloniaXwing at Lalitpur, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Change of plans. Taken it with me to Nepal to pass on to somebody.

Journal Entry 7 by wingApoloniaXwing at Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal on Monday, May 01, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (5/2/2017 UTC) at Kathmandu, Bagmati (incl. Kathmandu Valley) Nepal

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Given to my Nepali teacher.
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