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mineallmine Sat 03-Jan-15 01:14:05

It was an amazing book set in India. It told three stories which intertwined. One was the story of a young widow who defied her family and tradition and lived alone in an apartment and sewed? for a living. Then there was an uncle and nephew and their story. They ended up living on the balcony of the woman. I can't remember the third story.

It didn't have a happy ending and I was glad when I read it because that would have been ridiculous. The woman ended up having to go and live with her brother, I think, and I can't remember the rest.

I thought at the time it was the best book I'd ever read and now that I've forgotten lots of it, I'd like to read it again.

RodentOfUnusualSize Sat 03-Jan-15 02:41:36

A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry. One of my favourites too.

mineallmine Sun 04-Jan-15 23:49:22


DeeCrepid Mon 05-Jan-15 00:45:42

A harrowing book but absolutely brilliant. All his books are excellent.

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