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A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistrys stunning internationally acclaimed bestseller, is set in mid-1970s India. It 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.” Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances - and their fates - become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen. Mistrys prose is alive with enduring images and a cast of unforgettable characters. Written with compassion, humour, and insight, A Fine Balance is a vivid, richly textured, and powerful novel written by one of the most gifted writers of our time.

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About the Author

Rohinton Mistry is the author of a collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag (1987), and three internationally acclaimed novels, Such a Long Journey (1991), A Fine Balance (1995), and Family Matters (2002). His fiction has won many prestigious international awards, including The Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Governor Generals Award, the Canada-Australia Literary Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, The Royal Society of Literatures Winifred Holtby Award, and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for Fiction. A Fine Balance was also an Oprahs Book Club® selection.

Born in Bombay in 1952, Rohinton Mistry came to Canada in 1975.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771060540
Author:
Mistry, Rohinton
Publisher:
Emblem Editions
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
PRO2001-02
Publication Date:
19970405
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
8.36 x 5.31 x 1.49 in 1.24 lb

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