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ISBN: 0771060521 / ISBN-13: 9780771060526

A Fine Balance

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  • A Fine Balance (McClelland & Stewart) – Hardcover (1995)
    by Rohinton Mistry

    A Fine Balance
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    Hardcover, McClelland & Stewart
    1995
    English
    768 pages

    ISBN: 0771060521
    ISBN-13: 9780771060526

    "A Fine Balance," Rohinton Mistry's stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid-1970s India. It tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a "State of Internal Emergency." Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances - and their fates - become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen. Mistry's prose is alive with enduring images and a cast of unforgettable characters. Written with compassion ... Show more

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Reviews of A Fine Balance

Overall customer rating: 4.667
CHANTAL G

Fantastic!

by CHANTAL G on Mar 17, 2011

This book is fantastic. Definitely a book to read if you plan on traveling to India or even if you don't. Stirring, magnifying, disturbing and heartfelt all at the same time.

fiddler

A Dive into the Indian Culture

by fiddler on Aug 17, 2008

I have never read a more recent book that can so accurately, subtly, and naturally portray a certain culture while still maintaining a universal appeal. Excellent! It's a long read, yes, but it is long and sweet. The characters are memorable and the way Mistry has with words is welcoming. It's the simple details the book will add constantly that allows readers to empathize and actually live alongside the characters. Love, hate, injustice, spirituality, deep-rooted tradition, loss, gain, joy-- it has it all. I heard about it from a friend who had seen it on Oprah's book club, and gave it a chance. It's definitely a good book to discuss, but it is also just as good to read on your own quietly while you absorb the culture. No regrets.

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readtome

Elegant prose & Insightul storytelling

by readtome on Apr 3, 2007

This wonderfully written novel is a triumph for author Rohinton Mistry - most certainly his best book. His characters are beautifully developed and will remain in your consciousness for years after you've read the last page. This story will open your heart and mind to the terrible and awesome mosaic of love and hatred in India, where Hindu and Moslem, rich and desperately poor must co-exist and in the end. It leaves you wondering what has prevailed... hope or despair, love or apathy. I highly recommend this very long, but remarkably relevant story.

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