By Rohinton Mistry
With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that keep in mind the paintings of Charles Dickens, this fantastic novel captures all of the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. where is an unnamed urban through the ocean. the govt. has simply declared a nation of Emergency, in whose upheavals 4 strangers--a lively widow, a tender pupil uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and tailors who've fled the caste violence in their local village--will be thrust jointly, compelled to percentage one cramped condo and an doubtful destiny. because the characters stream from mistrust to friendship and from friendship to like, a superb stability creates an everlasting landscape of the human spirit in an inhuman country.
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A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club) by Rohinton Mistry