The Feast of Love The Feast of Love

The Feast of Love

    • 4.1 • 23 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

National Book Award Finalist • A superb novel that delicately unearths the myriad manifestations of extraordinary love between ordinary people, from "one of our most gifted writers" (Chicago Tribune) and the winner of the PEN/Malamud Award

"A near perfect book, as deep as it is broad in its humaneness, comedy and wisdom." —The Washington Post

The Feast of Love is just that—a sumptuous work of fiction about the thing that most distracts and delights us. In a re-imagined Midsummer Night's Dream, men and women speak of and desire their ideal mates; parents seek out their lost children; adult children try to come to terms with their own parents and, in some cases, find new ones.

In vignettes both comic and sexy, the owner of a coffee shop recalls the day his first wife seemed to achieve a moment of simple perfection, while she remembers the women's softball game during which she was stricken by the beauty of the shortstop. A young couple spends hours at the coffee shop fueling the idea of their fierce love. A professor of philosophy, stopping by for a cup of coffee, makes a valiant attempt to explain what he knows to be the inexplicable workings of the human heart Their voices resonate with each other—disparate people joined by the meanderings of love—and come together in a tapestry that depicts the most irresistible arena of life. Crafted with subtlety, grace, and power, The Feast of Love is a masterful novel.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2000
April 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.9
MB

Customer Reviews

jlpcam ,

Wonderful

One of the best books I've read in the past 10 years... Great writing and unforgettable characters.

4488662 ,

Nope

I started to watch the movie but couldn't get through it..dreadful. So I decided to read the book. I read a great deal of books across endless genre. This was the first book I can remember that I just couldn't finish. Got to page 180 on iBooks and that was it. Disliked every character. Couldn't find any sense, rhythm or purpose to the story. Even on a boring 14 hr flight to Hong Kong it was more interesting staring at the back of the passenger's head in front me than reading this story.

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