The Feast of Love

Finalist, National Book Awards 2000 for Fiction

The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter, book cover
ISBN 9780375709104
Vintage | Pantheon Books
author photo of Charles Baxter. (Photo credit: Keri Pickett)
Charles Baxter

Charles Baxter is the author of five books of short stories and seven novels, including the forthcoming Blood Test. He is also the author of three books of essays, most recently Wonderlands: Essays on the Life of Literature.  More about this author >

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The Feast of Love is a sumptuous work of fiction about the thing that most distracts and delights us. In a re-imagined A 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.