'A towering masterpiece by a writer of genius.' Independent' A masterpiece of illumination and grace. Like all great fiction, it transforms our understanding of life.' Guardian 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. 'Magical.' New York Times 'Monumental.' Time' Astonishing.' Wall Street Journal 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.'
|Faber & Faber
|14 Oct 2006