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Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
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Aug 08, 2011

Desai's writing is always beautiful, illuminating and worth reading, but I was disappointed by the cliffhanger feeling. It not so much left me hanging as wondering why it was organized with 9/10s of the book following the frustrated, anonymously tragic life of the slow daughter in India and the final smidgen about the bewilderment of the brother who transplants to the States. It felt disconnected and unsatisfying because there were so many vignettes and points being made, but no common thread for me to be able to make connections and think about it afterwards.

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