By Randy Boyagoda

ISBN-10: 0241001544

ISBN-13: 9780241001547

ISBN-10: 9350295865

ISBN-13: 9789350295861

Beggar's Feast is a singular a few guy who lives in defiance of destiny. Sam Kandy was once born in 1889 to low clients in a Ceylon village and died 100 years later because the prosperous headman of a similar village, a self-made delivery wealthy person, and father of 16, 3 times married and two times widowed. In 4 components, this captivating novel tells Sam's tale from his boyhood—when his mom and dad, confident through his horoscope that he will be a blight upon the kinfolk, abandon him on the gates of temple—through his dramatic get away from the temple and trip throughout Ceylon to Australia and Singapore, sooner than his daring go back to the Ceylon village he as soon as known as domestic. There he attempts to win acceptance for his good fortune within the world—at any expense.

A novel approximately family members, delight, and ambition, approximately what it takes for one guy to make anything out of not anything, set on a beautiful, stricken island stuck among culture and modernity, Beggar's Feast establishes Boyagoda as an important voice in overseas literature.

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