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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series)

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  • Seller:pbshopus
  • Sales Rank:849,757
  • Format:Large Print
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Lrg Rep
  • Pages:421
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.2
  • Dimensions (in):8.6 x 5.7 x 1
  • Publication Date:February 15, 2012
  • ISBN:141044676X
  • EAN:9781410446763
  • ASIN:141044676X
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Synopsis
A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author -- 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 teenager who sorts and sells recyclable airport garbage, believes he will lift his family of eleven out of poverty. Then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terrorism and recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions turn brutal. In Boo's riveting book, global change is made human.
Amazon.com Review
Amazon Best Books of the Month, February 2012: Katherine Boo spent three years among the residents of the Annawadi slum, a sprawling, cockeyed settlement of more than 300 tin-roof huts and shacks in the shadow of Mumbai’s International Airport. From within this “sumpy plug of slum” Boo unearths stories both tragic and poignant--about residents’ efforts to raise families, earn a living, or simply survive. These unforgettable characters all nurture far-fetched dreams of a better life. As one boy tells his brother: “Everything around us is roses. And we’re like the s**t in between.” A New Yorker writer and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur “Genius” grant, Boo’s writing is superb and the depth and courage of her reporting from this hidden world is astonishing. At times, it’s hard to believe this is nonfiction. --Neal Thompson

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