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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Paperback · EAN: 9780812979329 · Edition: Reprint · ISBN: 081297932X · Label: Random House Trade Paperbacks · Manufacturer: Random House Trade Paperbacks · Number Of Pages: 288 · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK · Publication Date: 2014-04-08 · Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks · Release Date: 2014-04-08 · Studio: Random House Trade Paperbacks

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Kindle Edition · Edition: 1st · EISBN: 9780679643951 · Format: Kindle eBook · Label: Random House Trade Paperbacks · Manufacturer: Random House Trade Paperbacks · Number Of Pages: 290 · Product Group: eBooks · Product Type Name: ABIS_EBOOKS · Publication Date: 2012-02-07 · Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks · Release Date: 2012-02-07 · Studio: Random House Trade Paperbacks
» 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 children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.
 
Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award | The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award
 
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking.”—Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review
 
“Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.”New York

“This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges’ Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award
 
“[A] landmark book.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“A triumph of a book.”—Amartya Sen
 
“There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them.”—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
 
“[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction . . . [Katherine] Boo’s prose is electric.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People


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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Hardcover · EAN: 9781400067558 · Edition: 1 · Format: Deckle Edge · ISBN: 9781400067558 · Label: Random House · Manufacturer: Random House · MPN: 9781400067558 · Number Of Items: 1 · Number Of Pages: 288 · Package Quantity: 1 · Part Number: 9781400067558 · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK · Publication Date: 2012-02-07 · Publisher: Random House · Release Date: 2012-02-07 · Studio: Random House

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Paperback · EAN: 9781594136184 · Edition: Lrg Rep · Format: Large Print · ISBN: 1594136181 · Label: Large Print Press · Manufacturer: Large Print Press · Number Of Items: 1 · Number Of Pages: 421 · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK · Publication Date: 2013-02-26 · Publisher: Large Print Press · Release Date: 2013-02-26 · Studio: Large Print Press

Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Enhanced Edition)

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Kindle Edition with Audio/Video · Edition: 1st · EISBN: 9780679645504 · Format: Kindle eBook · Label: Random House · Manufacturer: Random House · Number Of Pages: 290 · Product Group: eBooks · Product Type Name: ABIS_EBOOKS · Publication Date: 2012-02-07 · Publisher: Random House · Release Date: 2012-02-07 · Studio: Random House
» 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 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. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Boo, Katherine Lrg Rep Edition (2/26/2013)

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Paperback · Edition: Lrg Rep · Label: Large Print Press · Manufacturer: Large Print Press · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: BOOKS_1973_AND_LATER · Publication Date: 1600 · Publisher: Large Print Press · Studio: Large Print Press

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Audio CD · Creator (Role: Reader): Sunil Malhotra · EAN: 9780307934055 · Edition: Unabridged · Format: Audiobook | Unabridged · ISBN: 0307934055 · Label: Random House Audio · Manufacturer: Random House Audio · Number Of Pages: 7 · Package Quantity: 1 · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK · Publication Date: 2012-02-07 · Publisher: Random House Audio · Release Date: 2012-02-07 · Studio: Random House Audio

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ANNAWADI : VIE, MORT ET ESPOIR DANS UN BIDONVILLE DE MUMBAI

· Author: KATHERINE BOO · Binding: Paperback · EAN: 9782283025796 · ISBN: 2283025796 · Label: BUCHET CHASTEL · Manufacturer: BUCHET CHASTEL · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK · Publisher: BUCHET CHASTEL · Release Date: 2013-11-11 · Studio: BUCHET CHASTEL

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Paperback · EAN: 9781846274510 · ISBN: 1846274516 · Label: Portobello Books Ltd · Manufacturer: Portobello Books Ltd · Number Of Items: 1 · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK · Publication Date: 2013-02-07 · Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd · Studio: Portobello Books Ltd

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: [Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity]

· Author: Katherine Boo · Binding: Hardcover · EAN: 9780679645504 · ISBN: 0679645500 · Label: Random House · Manufacturer: Random House · Number Of Pages: 256 · Product Group: Book · Product Type Name: ABIS_BOOK · Publication Date: 2012-01 · Publisher: Random House · SKU: MP228544 · Studio: Random House
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