Author(s): Mistry, Rohinton,
Date of Publication: 14/10/2006,
Pagination: 624 pages,
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Published By: Faber & Faber
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
India, 1975. An unnamed city by the sea.
The government has just declared a State of Emergency. Amidst a backdrop of wild political turmoil, the lives of four unlikely strangers collide forever.
An epic panorama of modern India in all its corruption, violence, and heroism, A Fine Balance is Rohinton Mistry's prize-winning masterpiece: a Dickensian modern classic brimming with compassion, humour, and insight - and a hymn to the human spirit in an inhuman state.