A fine balance: a novel

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The eagerly awaited novel from the author of the award-winning Such a Long Journey is set in India in the mid-1970s. A State of Internal Emergency has been declared, and in the days of bleakness and hope that follow, four disparate people find their lives becoming unexpectedly and inextricably entwined.
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Grouping Title fine balance
Grouping Author mistry rohinton
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display_description 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 1975. 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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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subject_facet Apartment houses -- Fiction, Apartment houses -- India -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, City and town life -- India -- Fiction, India -- Fiction, India -- History -- 1947- -- Fiction, Large type books
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