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The Resource A fine balance, by Rohinton Mistry

A fine balance, by Rohinton Mistry

Label
A fine balance
Title
A fine balance
Statement of responsibility
by Rohinton Mistry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Such a Long Journey
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>
Storyline
Tone
Character
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
005230
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mistry, Rohinton
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M494
LC item number
F56 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Oprah's book club
  • Oprah's book club
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartment houses
  • City and town life
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
A fine balance, by Rohinton Mistry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
603 pages
Isbn
9781400030651
Lccn
95049317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 33819149
  • 221313
Label
A fine balance, by Rohinton Mistry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
603 pages
Isbn
9781400030651
Lccn
95049317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 33819149
  • 221313

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