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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 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


About the Author: Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry is considered to be one of the foremost authors of Indian heritage writing in English Residing in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Mistry belongs to the Parsi Zoroastrian religious minority.Mistry s first novel, Such a Long Journey 1991 , brought him national and international recognition Mistry s subsequent novels have achieved the same level of recognition as his first His second novel, A Fine Balance 1995 , concerns four people from Bombay who struggle with family and work against the backdrop of the political unrest in India during the mid 1970s The book won Canada s Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award It was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist for the Booker Prize Mistry won the prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2012.Author photo courtesy of Faber and Faber website.Wikipedia article at THIS LINK.



10 thoughts on “A Fine Balance

  1. says:

    I stayed up all night to finish this book, because the climax is simply unputdownable I am hesitant to formally review it because it s one of those few books that can t be confined within the bounds of a critique or summary, and one that is so magnificent and moving that the idea of reviewing it makes me feel insolent already So I ll just note what I feel about the book, and the k


  2. says:

    You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair He paused, considering what he had just said Yes , he repeated In the end, it s all a question of balance A Fine BalanceI sometimes take a moment to focus on the corner of my offic


  3. says:

    But rest assured This tragedy is not a fiction All is True Hence started my journey of a fine book, A Fine Balance I have no sane excuse for my ignorance about Rohinton Mistry novels I just didn t have a single clue about him or his achievements till I joined Goodreads Yes Though it s not a big deal as one is not supposed to know everything but here s a writer of Indian origin, writing unbelie


  4. says:

    Like most Americans, I remember clearly the date September 11, 2001 I recall where I was standing when I first heard about the attack on the Twin Towers My first child, a son, was almost eight months old at the time My first reaction was fear later, sorrow and grief set in In my mind ran the thought that life as I knew it would never be the same again My son would grow up in a world dominated by the u


  5. says:

    This is probably the most depressing book I have ever read in my entire life Not only is its chronicling of four lives bleak and without the slightest hint of hope or redemption, but it does this with a comprehensive scope and an unforgiving manner Even re reading it, knowing what was going to happen, did not mitigate my sadness If anything, it amplified my emotions, because for all of the good things that h


  6. says:

    Liking this book makes no sense Not only are its characters subjected to like, the bleakest set of circumstances ever, but then those circumstances are presented to the reader with such an alarming degree of authorial detachment that you almost have to wonder whether Mistry himself fed up with the unending series of hardships his characters are required to endure didn t just raise his arms in the air and say, Oh, f


  7. says:

    Poor naked wretches, wheresoe er you are,That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend youFrom seasons such as these O, I have ta enToo little care of this Take physic, pomp Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,That thou mayst shake the superflux to themAnd show the heavensjust King LearWhy did I dislike him so much, she asked h


  8. says:

    OMGOSH Definitely a five star read for me, but all of my emotions are shot to hell Did a world like this really exist in 1970 s India Heaven forbid Rohinton Mistry introduces his four main characters and their individual stories one by one until they merge together sharing a cramped apartment in a world of starvation, suffering and despair.With civil unrest and demonstrations against a corrupt government on the rise, our protago


  9. says:

    Rohinton Mistry has written three whopping novels set in India, Such a Long Journey, A Fine Balance, and Family Matters, and they re all brilliant He doesn t have pyrotechnic prose like the DeLillos and Pynchons, he s the tortoise to their hares, he plods on with his careful beautiful pictures of the details of people s lives, the complexities and the horrors and the unnoticed pools of affection, where the money comes from and where it


  10. says:

    Because it wasn t an unputdownable, hold you in its thrall page turner, this novel took me weeks to finish.My only real issue was that I loved the writing WAYthan the actual story.And what s not to like about Mistry s beautifully crafted prose I drooled over his penmanship and revelled in his wordplay Like Rushdie and Shakespeare, he intermingles pathos with humour.The story, though, didn t grab me by the ears and snog me.Which is why it drop


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