Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Paperback Oct 1 2013

By Katherine Boo
Paperback
$9.66 USD

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication date
Oct 1 2013
Language
English
Pages
288
ISBN-13
9780812979329
ISBN-10
081297932X
Weight
249g
Dimensions
130mm x 201mm