Fine Balance

Fine Balance (Paperback)

By Rohinton Mistry 
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Publisher: Faber And Faber
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 057123058X
EAN: 9780571230587
No. of Pages: 624
Publish Date: 2006
Binding: Paperback
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Set in mid-1970s India, A Fine Balance is a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. It is a breathtaking achievement: panoramic yet humane, intensely political yet rich with local delight; and, above all, compulsively readable.

About the Author :

Rohinton Mistry was born in 1952 and grew up in Bombay, India, where he also attended university. In 1975 he emigrated to Canada, where he began a course in English and Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

He is the author of three novels and one collection of short stories. His debut novel, Such a Long Journey (1991), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book and the Governor General's Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was made into an acclaimed feature film in 1998. His second novel, A Fine Balance (1995), won many prestigious awards, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the Giller Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. His collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag, was published in 1987.

In 2002 Faber published Mistry's third novel, Family Matters, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize as well as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for Fiction and the Canadian Authors' Association Award.

In translation, his work has been published in twenty-nine languages. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2010.

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Title: Fine Balance
Publisher: Faber And Faber
Author: Rohinton Mistry
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 057123058X
EAN: 9780571230587
No. of Pages: 624
Publish Date: 2006
Binding: Paperback

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