(From the publisher):
Fasting, Feasting takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate and delicate web of family conflict. It tells the moving story of Uma, the plain older daughter of an Indian family, tied to the household of her childhood and tending to her parents' every extravagant demand, and of her younger brother, Arun, across the world in Massachusetts, bewildered by his new life the suburbs.
Original title: Fasting, Feasting
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest