The Resource Behind the beautiful forevers, Katherine Boo

Behind the beautiful forevers, Katherine Boo

Label
Behind the beautiful forevers
Title
Behind the beautiful forevers
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Boo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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'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 the good lives and 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."--Provided by publisher
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Title
Behind the beautiful forevers
Creator
Summary
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
Subject
Genre
Pace
Writing style
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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10035193
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.5/690954792
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV4140.M86
LC item number
B66 2011
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1030
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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, Katherine Boo
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Behind the beautiful forevers, Katherine Boo
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Contents
Prologue: between roses -- Undercitizens. Annawadi -- Asha -- Sunil -- Manju -- The business of burning. Ghost house -- A hole she called a window -- A 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
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
421 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410446763
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011047438
Note
cat13
System control number
  • ocn761482227
  • (OCoLC)761482227
  • 1115501

Library Locations

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