Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
“A Fine Balance is quite simply, one of the most powerful and absorbing books of the past two decades. I read it in two days, barely moved a muscle – not the best company for my husband while on holiday, but I’m afraid it was necessary.” Rosamund
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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.
What readers are saying: ‘One of the most layered and beautifully executed books I’ve ever read … Easily one of my all time favourite books!’ ‘Many say that the mark of a good book is that it stays with you; well, I read this several years ago and I still find myself thinking of the characters … Beautiful.’ ‘What a storyteller, what a wide canvas he covers of India … Wonderful.’ ‘One of the best and most entertaining books I have ever read … I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ ‘Often heartbreaking, always evocative … A book to savour rather than to gallop through.’ ‘One of the best books I’ve read … Not a book for the faint-hearted, but it is a book with a big heart.’