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Publisher Comments:

From "one of our most gifted writers" (Chicago Tribune), here is a superb new novel that delicately unearths the myriad manifestations of extraordinary love between ordinary people.

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Charles Baxter lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and teaches at the University of Michigan.  He is the author of six previous works of fiction, including Believers, Harmony of the World, and Through the Safety Net (all available in paperback from Vintage Books).

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307565693
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Baxter, Charles
Publication Date:
May 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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