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A fine balance : a novel

Author: Rohinton Mistry
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of India featuring four characters. Two are tailors who are forcibly sterilized, one is a student who emigrates, and the fourth is a widowed seamstress who decides to hang on. A tale of cruelty, political thuggery and despair by an Indian from Toronto, author of Such a Long Journey.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rohinton Mistry
ISBN: 140003065X 9781400030651 0679776451 9780679776451
OCLC Number: 48543372
Notes: "First published in the United States in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1996."
Description: 603 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: City by the Sea --
For Dreams to Grow --
In a Village by a River --
Small Obstacles --
Mountains --
Day at the Circus, Night in the Slum --
On the Move --
Beautification --
What Law There Is --
Sailing Under One Flag --
The Bright Future Clouded --
Trace of Destiny --
Wedding, Worms, and Sanyas --
Return of Solitude --
Family Planning --
The Circle is Completed.
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A portrait of India featuring four characters. Two are tailors who are forcibly sterilized, one is a student who emigrates, and the fourth is a widowed seamstress who decides to hang on. A tale of cruelty, political thuggery and despair by an Indian from Toronto, author of Such a Long Journey.

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