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
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Behind the beautiful forevers
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life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
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Katherine Boo
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eng
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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 beyond counting 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 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. 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
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Behind the beautiful forevers
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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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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.
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contains biographical information
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VALP
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362.5
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no index present
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Literary form
non fiction
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True
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adult
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life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
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life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
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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, Katherine Boo
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23 cm.
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Large print ed.
Extent
419 p. (large print)
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large print
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9781594136184
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large print
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  • (Sirsi) i9781594136184
  • (OCoLC)824567732

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