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The Resource Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity, Katherine Boo

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

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Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Title
Behind the beautiful forevers
Title remainder
life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
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Katherine Boo
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Language
eng
Summary
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 <U+0027>(3z<U+0027>(Ba fortune beyond counting<U+0027>(S3<U+0027>(B in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. 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 <U+0027>(S2<U+0027>(Bmost-everything girl, <U+0027>(S3<U+0027>(B will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good times they call <U+0027>(S2<U+0027>(Bthe full enjoy.<U+0027>(S3<U+0027>(B 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 competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi
Summary
Profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother, and a young scrap metal thief, illuminating how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by religious, caste, and economic tensions
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2012.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10035193
Cataloging source
VALP
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Boo, Katherine
Dewey number
362.5
Index
no index present
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1030
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Urban poor
  • Bombay (India)
  • Bombay (India)
Target audience
adult
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life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Label
Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity, Katherine Boo
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Publication
Control code
000050345522
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
[421] p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594136184
System control number
(OCoLC)824567732
Label
Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity, Katherine Boo
Publication
Control code
000050345522
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
[421] p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594136184
System control number
(OCoLC)824567732

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