BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY

By: Boo, Katherine

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonf iction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of familie s striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncom promising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is m ade human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric wi th hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees "a fort une beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw awa y. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter--Annawadi 's "most-everything girl"--will soon become its first female college gradua te. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-m etal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good ti mes they call "the full enjoy." But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competi.

Title: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS: LIFE, DEATH, AND HOPE IN A MUMBAI UNDERCITY

Author Name: Boo, Katherine

Categories: General Non-Fiction,

Publisher: Random House: 2012

ISBN Number: 1400067553

ISBN Number 13: 9781400067558

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000050311