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The Resource Behind the beautiful forevers, Katherine Boo

Behind the beautiful forevers, Katherine Boo

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Behind the beautiful forevers
Title
Behind the beautiful forevers
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Katherine Boo
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Behind the beautiful forevers
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life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10035193
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.5/690954792
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV4140.M86
LC item number
B66 2012
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1030
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Label
Behind the beautiful forevers, Katherine Boo
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Publication
Control code
20300825
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 256 p.
Isbn
9781400067558
Isbn Type
(hbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011019555
System control number
  • (DLC) 2011019555
  • (OCoLC)ocn693809650
Label
Behind the beautiful forevers, Katherine Boo
Publication
Control code
20300825
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 256 p.
Isbn
9781400067558
Isbn Type
(hbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011019555
System control number
  • (DLC) 2011019555
  • (OCoLC)ocn693809650

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