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Rohinton Mistry : A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club)

Author: Rohinton Mistry
Title: A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club)
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 603
Date: 1997
ISBN: 140003065X
Publisher: Vintage International
Weight: 0.79 pounds
Size: 5.2 x 8.1 x 1.3 inches
Edition: 1st
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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 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.
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