A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

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 hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village--will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future. As the characters move from distrust to friendship and from friendship to love, A Fine Balance creates an enduring panorama of the human spirit in an inhuman state. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The 453rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 55th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  3. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel A Fine Balance Paperback 7297654 $12.97 $9.00 2005
Un perfecto equilibrio (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 536855 2014
Un perfecto equilibrio/ A Fine Balance (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4217681 $311.15 2006
A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club) By Rohinton Mistry Paperback 481048 $8.28 $2.68 1904
Un Perfecto Equilibro (Literature Mondadori/ Mondadori Literature) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3901163 $27.70 $64.00 2007
Das Gleichgewicht der Welt = A Fine Balance (German Edition) Paperback 7734402 $8.77 $0.01 2002