Beggar's Feast

Paperback | April 17, 2012

byRandy Boyagoda

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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.

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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 nov...

Writer, critic and scholar Randy Boyagoda is a professor of American studies at Ryerson University. His debut novel, Governor of the Northern Province, was longlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three daughters.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.23 × 5.28 × 0.87 inPublished:April 17, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143050915

ISBN - 13:9780143050919

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