Dina seeks to escape from the suffocating strictures imposed upon respectable, single, aging women.
Maneck, the paying boarder, has been sent down from the hill country to attend college.
His voice was deafeningly raucous, his eyes bloodshot, his gestures manic, and all this frenzy was calculated as a masterly counterpoint to the cow's calm demeanor.
Analytical Essay On The Narrative Style Of A Fine Balance By Rohinton Mistry A Fine Balance uses a straightforward third person omniscient narration.
The displacements, comminglings and clashings of peoples and cultures have released new energies, strange pollens; indeed, the harvest has barely begun.
The unique task of the genre, after all, is truthfulness to human experience in all its variety, and thanks to the great migrations of population in our time, human variety is to be found in replenished abundance all around us.
Those who continue to harp on the inevitable decline of the novel ought to hold off for a while.
His third book, "A Fine Balance," defies easy categorization.
Calling it a domestic novel would not be altogether amiss, provided one added: a domestic novel that refuses to remain within walls.
Set in 1975 in an unidentified Indian city, it opens quietly and builds slowly, starting with a simple, centripetal narrative premise. Dina Dalal, a financially pressed Parsi widow in her early 40's, is determined to keep her independence, resisting the options of remarriage or a return to the bullying charity of her brother's household.