Fiction A Fine Balance

ISBN 13: 9780571203628

A Fine Balance

4.34 avg rating
( 102,981 ratings by Goodreads )
9780571203628: A Fine Balance

Read by Madhur Jaffrey
4 cassettes, 6 hours

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"Astonishing. . . . A rich and varied spectacle, full of wisdom and laughter and the touches of the unexpectedly familiar through which literature illuminates life." --Wall Street Journal

"Monumental. . . . Few have caught the real sorrow and inexplicable strength of India, the unaccountable crookedness and sweetness, as well as Mistry." --Pico Iyer, Time

"Those who continue to harp on the decline of the novel . . . ought to consider Rohinton Mistry. He needs no infusion of magic realism to vivify the real. The real world, through his eyes, is magical." --The New York Times

"A serious and important work . . . the product of high intelligence and passionate conviction." --New York Review of Books

About the Author:

Rohinton Mistry was born in Bombay and now lives near Toronto. His first novel, Such a Long Journey, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and received, among other awards, the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book of the Year. A Fine Balance is his second novel, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction, the Giller Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize as well as a Booker Prize finalist. Mistry is also the author of Swimming Lessons, a collection of short stories.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mistry Rohinton
Published by Faber and Faber (2000)
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Faber and Faber, 2000. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1613626

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mistry Rohinton
Published by Faber and Faber (2000)
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Faber and Faber, 2000. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2009792

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mistry, Rohinton
Published by Faber and Faber
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Faber and Faber. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0571203620I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mistry Rohinton
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
FORTIUS LTD
(Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT01215334B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mistry Rohinton
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001202036

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mistry Rohinton
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001552081

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mistry Rohinton
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001311422

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mistry Rohinton
Published by Faber and Faber (2000)
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Faber and Faber, 2000. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2507429

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mistry Rohinton
Published by Faber and Faber (2000)
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Perfect Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Faber and Faber, 2000. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001531066

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mistry Rohinton
ISBN 10: 0571203620 ISBN 13: 9780571203628
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Electric Chicken
(Goring-By-Sea, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0571203620VG

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book