A Fine Balance
by Rohinton Mistry
In BriefFour people from very different backgrounds are brought together during the Emergency of 1970s India. The widow, the student and the two tailors face loss, cruelty and unimaginable tragedy as they come slowly to understand and care for each other.
Why you should read itA complex but rewarding story, packed with historical context and human emotion, A Fine Balance is beautifully written and constantly surprising. It will make you laugh and cry.