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fine balance

Rohinton Mistry

fine balance

by Rohinton Mistry

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Published by M&S in Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRohinton Mistry ; with an afterword by Pico Iyer.
SeriesNew Canadian library
The Physical Object
Pagination809 p.
Number of Pages809
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19582172M
ISBN 100771034806

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry's stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mids 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.". A Fine Balance was also one of the first Canadian books to bring about a dialogue in what Canadian writing was: the book was not set in Canada, and had no “CanCon” so to speak. Yet it was intrinsically Canadian because the author was a Canadian.

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But Dina and the tailors, who have learned ``to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair,'' keep going. A sweeping story, in a thoroughly Indian setting, that combines Dickens's vivid sympathy for the poor with Solzhenitsyn's controlled outrage, celebrating both the resilience of the human spirit and the searing heartbreak of failed dreams.

A Fine Balance Rohinton Mistry, Author Knopf Publishing Group $26 (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book The setting of. A Fine Balance won the L.A. Times Book Award for Fiction, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, Canada's prestigious Giller Prize and was a Booker Prize Finalist.

Mistry lives with his wife in Toronto. His new novel, Family Matters, will be released by Knopf in Read an interview with Rohinton Mistry. More from A Fine Balance. But the balance is hardly fine in this book. Even though it is a great story, which brings to mind the oft-referred to Dickens in its scope and subject, it is not a happy one.

The abject poverty of the country comes alive. I’ve been recommended Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance many-a-time over the past few years. Firstly by a friend Laura who I interned with at the beginning of my time in London, then by one of my best friend’s Sarah, who was taught English by Mistry’s wife when living in Tortonto; and lastly by my friend Jack – with whom I attempted to start a workplace book club while working for a.

But A Fine Balance reminded me of the value of family and friendship. Although it is bleak, I found it hopeful, too, and it sent me home considerably lighter than when I Author: Hannah Booth. A Fine Balance PDF Review: If you are into the fiction books then the books we are talking about is going to be the best book for you.

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About A Fine Balance. 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 The place is an unnamed city by the sea.

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Rohinton Mistry was born in Bombay and now lives near Toronto. His first novel, Such a Long Journey, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and received, among other awards, the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book of the Year.A Fine Balance is his second novel, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction, the /5().

Does A Fine Balance show people's vulnerability, or their fortitude. What effect is achieved by the novel's mildly comic ending, with Om and Ishvar clowning around at Dina's door.

Is the ending appropriate, or off-balance. The novel gives us a vivid picture of life for members of the untouchable caste in remote villages. A Fine Balance. About the Book A Fine Balance. by Rohinton Mistry. The time is ; the place is India, in an unnamed city by the sea.

The corrupt and brutal government has just declared a State of Emergency, and the country is on the edge of chaos.

In these precarious circumstances, four characters form an unlikely alliance: two tailors. A Fine Balance is, in many ways, a total mess of a novel. The narrative structure for the first half is awkward and unsatisfying; characters disappear for whole segments while the author darts into lengthy backgrounds for each of the principle characters, and then the book continues its main plot for a few pages before disappearing back into /5(K).

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Book Review Read a review for A Fine Balance and learn to write your own! Meet the Author Since immigrating from Bombay to Toronto inRohinton Mistry has written a number of award-winning novels. A Fine Balance brims with such clear-eyed, tragicomic, Dickens-like observations of the Indian fabric.

Ingenious, wholesome, and deeply moving. Not just for Indians or people interested in India, this novel is a delight to read for ANYONE even mildly interested in literature/5(7).Free download or read online A Fine Balance pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Rohinton Mistry. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, historical story are Maneck Kohlah, Omprakash Darji/5.