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Beggar's Feast by Randy Boyagoda
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Apr 19, 2011 | ISBN 9780143180548

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Praise

“a multifaceted, engrossing story… Prepare for a verbal feast that will thoroughly entertain and satisfy, yet leave you hungering for more.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“. . . a parable for modernized, globalized, restless identity.”
New York Journal of Books

"Boyagoda does a superb job of telling this century-long tale… It’s entertaining, with much insight into the life and times of that era in the East. Recommended."
Historical Novels Review

“Rags-to-riches narratives seldom have much humbler starting points than the Ceylon village where Beggar’s Feast’s protagonist is born … He’s Naipaul’s Mr. Biswas as unapologetic success rather than embittered failure, Richler’s Duddy Kravitz followed far past his apprenticeship. If you’ve found a place in your heart for either of those complicated figures, make way for Sam Kandy.”
The Gazette

“Boyagoda, a sharp and subtle writer, slips easily into many different characters’ heads and their internal rhythms, and lyrical lines abound … A satirical feast.”
The Globe and Mail

 “[Boyagoda’s narrative voice] is as lush as the tropical landscape of Ceylon … The language is also charged with vitality and allows for the emergence, from time to time, of stark human truths.”
National Post

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