A Fine Balance (1995) by Rohinton Mistry


Critical Assessment “American readers hearing the name of yet another important English-language novelist from Bombay probably want to know how he compares with Salman Rushdie, so I'll give it a try: Less hyper, to start with the obvious, less given to flashy virtuoso display, more open to genuine wonder and sorrow at the ways people manage to endure. When both authors are at their very best, Mr. Mistry brings to mind Bruegel, Mr. Rushdie Hieronymus Bosch.” A. G. Mojtabai, "An Accidental Family," The New York Times, June, 23, 1996. First Excerpt "Dina's father had been a doctor, a GP with a [...]