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Behind the beautiful forevers / Katherine Boo.

Boo, Katherine. (Author).
Book Book (c2012.)
Description: xxii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House, c2012.
17 of 33 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
13 current holds with 33 total copies.
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Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HV 4140 .M86 B66 2012 (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
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Danvers Adult Nonfiction (3rd Floor) HV 4140 M86 B66 2012 (Text to Phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection HV 4140 .M86 B66 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 305.569/B724b (Text to Phone) Claimed returned 09/27/2016
Everett - Shute Memorial Adult Nonfiction 305.569/B724b (Text to Phone) In transit -
Gordon College Stack Level 3 HV 4140 .M86 B66 2012 (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
Lynn Adult NonFiction 954.79/Boo (Text to Phone) In transit -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction DS 486 .B7 B66 2012 (Text to Phone) On holds shelf -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 954.792 BOO 2012 (Text to Phone) In transit -
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  • ISBN: 9781400067558 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1400067553 (hardcover) :
  • Edition: 1st ed.
General Note: Subtitle from book jacket.
Contents: Between roses -- Undercitizens. Annawadi ; Asha ; Sunil ; Manju. -- The Business of Burning. Ghost house ; A 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.
Summary: This work of narrative nonfiction 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 it, based on three years of reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. The events recounted are real, as are all the names. 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. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," 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 good times they call "the full enjoy." 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.
Alternate Title: Behind the beautiful forevers: life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Citation: Boo, Katherine. "Behind the beautiful forevers." New York, NY : Random House, 2012.

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