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A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry, Pico Iyer (Afterword by)

Mass Market Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/9/2001)
Digital Audiobook (1/7/2002)
Paperback (11/30/2001)
Prebound (11/1/2001)
Paperback (2/1/1997)
Paperback, German (2/1/2002)


Set against the emergency measures imposed by Indira Gandhi in the mid-1970s, A Fine Balance follows the lives of four unlikely people as they struggle “to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.” Originally published in 1995, A Fine Balance is both a warning about the human terrors that await a society without compassion and a testimony to the enduring greatness of the human spirit.

New Canadian Library, 9780771034800, 832pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2002

About the Author

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 Giller Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize as well as a Booker Prize finalist. Mistry is also the author of Swimming Lessons, a collection of short stories. "From the Hardcover edition."