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Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

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ISBN-10: 1400067553

ISBN-13: 9781400067558

Edition: 2011

Authors: Katherine Boo

List price: $32.00
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From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells 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 brilliantly written, 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 “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Prologue: between roses
the business of burning
Ghost House
The Hole She Called a Window
The Come-Apart
The Master
a little wildness
. Marquee Effect
Parrots, Caught and Sold
Proper Sleep
up and out
Nine Nights of Dance
Something Shining
The Trial
Black and White
A School, a Hospital, a Cricket Field
Author's Note