Novel set mainly in EAST BERLIN
A Fine Balance
Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
Compassionate realism and narrative are vividly captured in this masterpiece. It is 1975 and India is in a state of flux, the location is an unnamed city by the sea (Mumbai?). A state of emergency has just been declared and the lives of three characters are thrown together – a spirited widow, and two tailors from a hill station – living in a tiny apartment with an uncertain future.
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