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Open Book Club: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

In June, our Open Book Club will read and discuss A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. Register here for the virtual meeting!

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.

Island Books' open book club meets the last Thursday of every month at 7:30pm. Our staff facilitator chooses both fiction and nonfiction titles. All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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A Fine Balance (Vintage International) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400030651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - November 30th, 2001