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

Authors: Boo, Katherine.
Call number: 305.5690954 BOO
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.
Publication date: c2012.
Subject: Urban poor -- India -- Bombay.
Bombay (India) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Title: Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity] / Katherine Boo.
Additional title: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xxii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: Prologue : between roses -- Undercitizens. Annawadi ; Asha ; Sunil ; Manju -- 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 ; Ice ; Black and white ; A school, a hospital, a cricket field.
Notes: Subtitle from dust jacket.
Summary note: 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.
ISBN: 9781400067558 (alk. paper)
1400067553 (alk. paper)
LCCN: 2011019555
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1349195
Bib No.: 1349195

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