Behind the beautiful forevers / Katherine Boo.
- ISBN: 9781400067558 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 1400067553 (hardcover) :
- Description: xxii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Random House, c2012.
- 14 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
3 current holds with 33 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Beverly Main||Adult Nonfiction||HV 4140 .M86 B66 2012 (Text to phone)||Checked out||03/24/2014|
|Beverly Main||Adult Nonfiction||HV 4140 .M86 B66 2012 (Text to phone)||Checked out||05/10/2014|
|Danvers||Adult Nonfiction||HV 4140 M86 B66 2012 (Text to phone)||In transit||-|
|Endicott College||General Collection||HV 4140 .M86 B66 2011 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Everett - Parlin Memorial||Adult Nonfiction||305.569/B724b (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Everett - Shute Memorial||Adult Nonfiction||305.569/B724b (Text to phone)||Offline||-|
|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||305.569/Boo (Text to phone)||On holds shelf||-|
|Lynn||Adult Nonfiction||954.79/Boo (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Lynn||Adult Nonfiction||954.79/Boo/ H.S Reading List (Text to phone)||Missing||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||DS 486 .B7 B66 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
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|General Note:|| Subtitle from book jacket.
|Contents Note:|| 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.
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|Alternate Title:|| Behind the beautiful forevers: life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity