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Book Information: Fine Balance, a

Fine Balance, a (1995) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: A Fine Balance
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindFriendship

Notes:

  • Awarded the 1995 Giller Prize
  • Shortlisted for the 1996 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
  • Awarded the 1996 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book
  • Shortlisted for the 1997 Irish Times International Fiction Prize
  • Awarded the 1996 Los Angeles Times Award for Fiction
  • Awarded the Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Prize
  • Shortlisted for the1997 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • Awarded the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize

Edition #1: Fine Balance, a

Fine Balance, a (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Monumental...Few have caught the real sorrow and inexplicable strength of India, the unaccountable crookedness and sweetness, as well as Mistry." Paco Iyer, Time
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Manifested in:

A Fine Balance (2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571230587
Pages: 614

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A Fine Balance (October 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771034800
Pages: 809
Notes: Afterword by Pico Iyer

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A Fine Balance (1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, Ontario
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771060540
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.4 x 5.4 in
Pages: 713

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A Fine Balance (1996)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780679446088
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.8
Pages: 603

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A Fine Balance (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571203628
Pages: 752

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