A Fine Balance
Set in the mid-1970s in India, A Fine Balance tells the story of four unlikely people whose lives come together during a time of political turmoil soon after the government declares a 'State of Internal Emergency'. Through days of bleakness and hope, their circumstances - and their fates - become inextricably linked in ways no one could have foreseen.
Written with compassion, humour and insight, A Fine Balance is a vivid, richly textured and powerful novel by one of the most gifted writers of our time.
'A masterpiece of illumination and grace. Like all great fiction, it transforms our understanding of life.' Guardian
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
I could tell I was going to like A Fine Balance when I got to this line early in the the novel, "How much gratitude for a little sherbet...how starved they seemed for ordinary kindness" (p 8). The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tinkerbellkk - LibraryThing
This is a beautifully written story of 4 people in 1970's India whose lives intertwine due to their individual circumstances. They are from different backgrounds, different cities and different castes ... Read full review