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The Resource A fine balance, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)

A fine balance, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)

Label
A fine balance
Title
A fine balance
Statement of responsibility
Rohinton Mistry
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Language
eng
Summary
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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
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 <I>Such a Long Journey.</I>
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 1996.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1996.
  • Giller Prize, 1995.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1996.
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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005230
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M494
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unknown
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Target audience
adult
Label
A fine balance, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)
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OneClickdigital eBook
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unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780307523631
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00170684
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A fine balance, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
OneClickdigital eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780307523631
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00170684
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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