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Behind the Beautiful Forevers


  • Author: Katherine Boo
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 7697044 Bytes


In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest...

Score: 4
From 501 Ratings

Behind the Beautiful Forevers


  • Author: Katherine Boo
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 126664073 Bytes


This enhanced eBook features exclusive video footage shot over the course of three years by the author and several children of the Annawadi slum.From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that 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 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 Musl...