A Fine Balance: The epic modern classic (Paperback)
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A Fine Balance: The epic modern classic (Paperback)

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Paperback 624 Pages / Published: 19/10/2006
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'A towering masterpiece by a writer of genius.' Independent India, 1975. An unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency. Amidst a backdrop of wild political turmoil, the lives of four unlikely strangers collide forever. An epic panorama of modern India in all its corruption, violence, and heroism, A Fine Balance is Rohinton Mistry's prize-winning masterpiece: a Dickensian modern classic brimming with compassion, humour, and insight - and a hymn to the human spirit in an inhuman state. 'A masterpiece of illumination and grace. Like all great fiction, it transforms our understanding of life.' Guardian 'Magical.' New York Times 'Monumental.' Time 'Astonishing.' Wall Street Journal What readers are saying: 'One of the most layered and beautifully executed books I've ever read ... Easily one of my all time favourite books!' 'Many say that the mark of a good book is that it stays with you; well, I read this several years ago and I still find myself thinking of the characters ... Beautiful.' 'What a storyteller, what a wide canvas he covers of India ... Wonderful.' 'One of the best and most entertaining books I have ever read ... I can't recommend it highly enough.' 'Often heartbreaking, always evocative ... A book to savour rather than to gallop through.' 'One of the best books I've read ... Not a book for the faint-hearted, but it is a book with a big heart.'

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571230587
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 497 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 37 mm
Edition: Main


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"'One of India's finest living novelists.' Observer"

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“Beautifully written, and completely absorbing.”

I didn't put this book down for days, finding myself completely lost in the intricacies of the developing relationships between the characters. Not only is it an important book, covering an era that I know so... More

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“A Fine Book”

I don't usually enjoy "saga - genre" fiction - but this is a golden exception. It focuses on the interaction of four people over the course of a year. But before this it gives the backdrop of their... More

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“Beautiful”

This book is my all time favourite. A fanatastic fusion of 1970s India, Indian history, culture and character.
The structure of the book really works, with a taster of the situation of the characters, then delving... More

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