Book :: A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance
By: Rohinton Mistry
Pages: 603
Published: 1995
Genre(s): India
Historical Fiction
Rating: (3)


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With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic...

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one of my all-time favorites. Recommended by a co-worker, I had the bookclub read it and everyone loved it!

Mar 24th, 2018

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Jun 9th, 2015

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Fantastic and extremely moving. I wanted to throw the book at the wall when I finished it.

Aug 9th, 2013

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