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												A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
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			 - 2001
		 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000003330)

A Fine Balance

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A Fine Balance

by Rohinton Mistry

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  • paperback
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ISBN 10
0571203620
ISBN 13
9780571203628
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London: Faber & Faber. Paperback. 2001. Very Good. London: Faber & Faber, March 2001. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Spine creased and lightly curved. Light dog-ear to front cover. Some discoloration to page edges. Sticker from Giggle Bookshop, Madras to rear cover. A nice reading copy. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 752 pages. In the tiny flat of the widowed Dina Dalal, Ishvar and Omprakash Darji, tailors who have been forced from their village into the city, and Maneck Kohlah, a young student from a hill-station near the Himalayas, are painfully constructing new lives which become entwined in circumstances no one could have foreseen. Set in mid-1970s India, A Fine Balance is a subtle and compelling narrative about these four unlikely characters who come together soon after the government declares a State of Internal Emergency. .

Synopsis

A Fine Balance is the third book by Rohinton Mistry. Set in Mumbai, India between 1975 and 1977 during the turmoil of The Emergency, a period of expanded government power and crackdowns on civil liberties, this book is about four characters from varied backgrounds—Dina Dalal, Ishvar Darji, his nephew Omprakash and the young lad Maneck—who come together and develop a bond. First published by McClelland and Stewart in 1995, it won the Giller Prize.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
RWARE0000003330
Title
A Fine Balance
Author
Rohinton Mistry
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0571203620
ISBN 13
9780571203628
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
2001
Pages
752p
Keywords
fiction, literary, literature, contemporary, historical, political, India
Bookseller catalogs
India; History; Fiction;

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