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Beggar's Feast

by (author) Randy Boyagoda

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143050919
    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
    List Price
    $25.00

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Description

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.

About the author

Soharn Randy Boyagoda is a Canadian writer, intellectual and critic best known for his novels Governor of the Northern Province and Beggar's Feast and his biography of Richard John Neuhaus. 

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