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Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity]

Boo, Katherine.

New York : Random House, c2012.

xxii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.

The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made 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 with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description.

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ISBN:

9781400067558 (hbk.)

ISBN:

1400067553 (hbk.)

ISBN:

9780679645504 (ebk.)

ISBN:

0679645500 (ebk.)

LC Call No:

HV4140.M86 B66 2012

Dewey Class No:

305.5/690954792 23

Author:

Boo, Katherine.

Title:

Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity] / Katherine Boo.

Edition:

1st ed.

Publisher:

New York : Random House, c2012.

Physical:

xxii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.

Notes:

Subtitle from jacket.

Summary:

The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made 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 with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description.

Subject:

Urban poor--India--Bombay.

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