Charles Baxter

Finalist, 2000 National Book Awards

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. 
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The Feast of Love

The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter, book cover
ISBN 9780375709104 Vintage / Pantheon Books

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. More about this book >

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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. His novel The Feast of Love was a Finalist for the National Book Award and made into a film starring Morgan Freeman. He has taught at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Minnesota and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of Iowa. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, and the Rea Award for the Short Story. He lives in Minneapolis.

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