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A Fine Balance [Kindle Edition]

Rohinton Mistry
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In 1975, in an unidentified Indian city, Mrs Dina Dalal, a financially pressed Parsi widow in her early 40s sets up a sweatshop of sorts in her ramshackle apartment. Determined to remain financially independent and to avoid a second marriage, she takes in a boarder and two Hindu tailors to sew dresses for an export company. As the four share their stories, then meals, then living space, human kinship prevails and the four become a kind of family, despite the lines of caste, class and religion. When tragedy strikes, their cherished, newfound stability is threatened, and each character must face a difficult choice in trying to salvage their relationships.

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In 1975, in an unidentified Indian city, Mrs Dina Dalal, a financially pressed Parsi widow in her early 40s sets up a sweatshop of sorts in her ramshackle apartment. Determined to remain financially independent and to avoid a second marriage, she takes in a boarder and two Hindu tailors to sew dresses for an export company. As the four share their stories, then meals, then living space, human kinship prevails and the four become a kind of family, despite the lines of caste, class and religion. When tragedy strikes, their cherished, newfound stability is threatened, and each character must face a difficult choice in trying to salvage their relationships.

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1014 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 628 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 057123058X
  • Verlag: Faber & Faber Fiction; Auflage: New edition (20. November 2008)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B002RI9ZSG
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.7 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (119 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #50.179 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen My oh My! 4. Juli 2000
Format:Taschenbuch
What a pleasure it was to read this book.. I am an impatient reader, oft unable to complete a book -- this book raced through, and I was as sad for myself, for having finished the book, as I was towards the beautifully built characters.. A hallmark of a great writer, build characters soundly... Rohinton Mistry - I salute you!
To any reader: Worth every second of your time reading this book -- whether you are aware of the political and social turmoil of the times, or not...
I love this book, and will most probably read it many times over...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Good but not great 11. September 2009
Von Holger K. VINE-PRODUKTTESTER
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
"A fine balance" starts with slightly confusing and totally unnecessary time shifts which fail to give the story dynamics or some kind of percieved structural quality the author might have intended and is just a little annoying. But this is not too bad since the main characters quickly win the readers heart and suck him into the story.
Unfortunately it is the storyline that lacks quality: too many bad things happen to the same people - this is no more credible. The end is simply not only sad but depressing. I suppose Mistry just wanted to include too many of the ugly aspects of Indian life in one book. He certainly is capable to write a great novel but failed this time.
Well, it is just a novel, a made-up reality, maybe Mistry`s one. But it is not mine. I have seen a lot of hardship and poverty in India, but there is much more than that. My India fascinates by its huge and cruel contrasts. Mistry only shows the dark sides.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen THIS IS WHAT A NOVEL IS MEANT TO BE! 10. Februar 1998
Von Sankhya
Format:Taschenbuch
I read a LOT of books. And by that I mean two or three a week, mostly fiction, from classic literature to present-day works. Writing such declarations may seem pompous, but it bolsters my opinion that "A Fine Balance" is without doubt one of the most glorious novels I have ever read. It is sweeping, tragic, stylish, funny, historical, heroic, engrossing, and rich. It fairly breathes with life. The characters went to bed with me at night and rose with me in the morning. The smells (both good and bad) still linger in my nostrils a week after having finished the book. I feel as if I have been sitting at Aunty Dina's table eating dal and chapattis with Manek, Ishvar, and Om, so acquainted have I become with the author's rendering of their idiosyncracies, their looks, their manner of speaking. This book is work of genius; I know of no other way to describe it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wunderbarer Roman aus Indien 23. April 2008
Von _Buchliebhaber_ TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Taschenbuch
Eigentlich habe ich keinen besonderen Bezug zu Indien und wurde auch nur durch den günstigen Preis in der Buchhandlung (second hand) dazu verleitet, das Buch zu kaufen. Aber wie so oft hat sich der Zufallskauf als echter Glücksgriff entpuppt.

"A Fine Balance" ist eine sehr gut geschriebene und ausgesprochen bewegende Geschichte, die von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite fesselt. Die Hauptfiguren sind sehr gut gelungen, und man kommt nicht umhin, sich ihr (oft sehr dramatisches) Schicksal sehr zu Herzen zu nehmen. Ein wirklich exzellentes Buch. Und so ganz nebenbei lernt man einiges über Indiens Geschichte, den Alltag der Menschen und die Probleme des Landes.

Insgesamt wirklich sehr empfehlenswert.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Oh, come on! 22. Januar 1998
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Taschenbuch
I obviously missed the point of A Fine Balance. Other readers here have raved about how this novel captures "that fine balance between hope and sorrow," etc., but what I read was an incredibly depressing story about a few characters with hopeless lives who are subject to endless acts of pain. In the beginning it wasn't so bad -- I thought, "Okay, here are a few nasty things that these characters have to deal with. It's all part of the character and plot development." But IT NEVER ENDS, and eventually any progress that the characters or the story actually achieve comes crumbling down under the weight of the ridiculous events that the characters are made to endure. Near the end, I started skipping the acts of torture out of sheer annoyance. I wish someone would enlighten me about what really makes this book so wonderful.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A CLOSE LOOK AT LIFE IN INDIA 6. Dezember 2002
Von B. Vetter
Format:Taschenbuch
for all of us who think ill of our politicians and our state in general - this book is a MUST. It shows in a breathtaking tale, how in modern India each and every person plays his little game of power, crime and intrigue and gets away with it, as law + order is nowhere to be found - especially not for women and the poor. Mistry describes the life of Dina Dalal, a widow, who refuses to re-marry a man her brother has chosen for her, and cleverly sets about to get into her own business= sewing fashion for an export-firm - in her own flat. She hires two tailors + takes in a student as a boarder to scrape along. They all become a family of some sorts - Mistry tells us in much detail about their life- how it improves through hard work and good will - but as we learn more about each charakter, we realize, these 5 people are sitting on a thin plate of ice swimming in choppy waters. To us Westeners- it seems incredible - how hard all these people struggle - and what a FINE BALANCE is required to keep this fragile but slowly changing social system afloat.
A lovely book that will definitely widen your horizon + outlook not only about Indian life, but humankind in general, by a great author! You'll be unable to put it down until it's finished. And you'll ask yourself: "what am I complaining about ??"
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hope and Despair
A stunning novel set in modern India, sometimes funny, often shocking, mostly heartbreakingly sad. At times it is almost unbearable to witness the characters' unending struggle for... Lesen Sie weiter...
Vor 14 Monaten von Christiane veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen tough story but a great book
just go for it! it's a tough story about india in the 1950es/1960es that helps you understand the way things are (or used to be), corruption, desperateness and hope.
Vor 23 Monaten von nadine ott veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen A gripping tale! Well written,believable characters!
A story you just jump into and can't let go. It goes through many emotions, sad, funny and just crazy sometimes! Lesen Sie weiter...
Vor 24 Monaten von Martin Schneider veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen what a dreamful balance
first of all: this book IS magnificent ...

during my stay in India I have read a lot of books by those very gifted contemporary Indian authours like Rushdie, Kiran,... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 7. Juni 2010 von A. Aichner
5.0 von 5 Sternen The fragility of balance
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance. (1995)
Winner of the 1996 Commonwealth Writers Prize; shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 1. April 2003 von N. Majid
5.0 von 5 Sternen A fine balance between history and fiction
Ohhh, I loved this book. It brings many of the events from the Internal Emergency in India together using four main characters and a host of smaller ones. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 8. September 2001 von ^holly@witty.com
5.0 von 5 Sternen What a long and eventful ride!
Rohintry Mistry has written a cleverly imagined novel set in turbulent India of the 1970s and brimming with unforgettable characters whose daily battle against the travails of life... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 27. Juli 2000 von Bernard
5.0 von 5 Sternen In A Class of Its Own
I believe there is no other book within Indian litterature like A Fine Balance. Be prepared to take the emotional roller coaster ride of your your lifetime and the ending is truly... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 4. Juli 2000 von NYC
5.0 von 5 Sternen Fascinating insight into five unforgettable characters
This book was a selection of my Book Club and all of us agreed that this was indeed a memorable book. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 28. Juni 2000 von Patricia Lavins
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