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The Feast of Love

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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.






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Hardback Editions

June 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Feast of Love
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 1-84115-637-X / 978-1-84115-637-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Feast of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 0-375-41019-8 / 978-0-375-41019-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Feast of Love
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 1-84115-638-8 / 978-1-84115-638-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Feast of Love (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 0-307-38727-5 / 978-0-307-38727-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Feast of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 0-375-70910-X / 978-0-375-70910-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Feast Of Love
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 0-9650464-2-7 / 978-0-9650464-2-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: PANTHEON. NY 2000
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Audio Editions

September 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Feast of Love
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 1-59777-144-9 / 978-1-59777-144-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
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August 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Feast of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Baxter
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Feast of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Charles Baxter
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Feast of Love
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 1-59007-502-1 / 978-1-59007-502-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Millennium
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September 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Feast of Love
Author(s): Charles Baxter
ISBN: 1-59007-503-X / 978-1-59007-503-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Millennium
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Feast of Love
Author(s): Charles Baxter
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Feast of Love (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Charles Baxter
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA