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The Resource Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity], Katherine Boo

Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity], Katherine Boo

Label
Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity]
Title
Behind the beautiful forevers
Title remainder
[life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity]
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Boo
Title variation
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Creator
Author
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<U+2014>Annawadi<U+2019>s “most-everything girl”<U+2014>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<U+2019>s hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10035193
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boo, Katherine
Dewey number
305.5/690954792
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV4140.M86
LC item number
B66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban poor
  • Mumbai (India)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Label
Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity], Katherine Boo
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/behind-the-beautiful-forevers-by-katherine-boo/
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : between roses -- Undercitizens. Annawadi -- Asha -- Sunil -- Manju -- The business of burning. Ghost house -- The 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781400067558
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011019555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 693809650
  • (OCoLC)693809650
Label
Behind the beautiful forevers : [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity], Katherine Boo
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/behind-the-beautiful-forevers-by-katherine-boo/
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : between roses -- Undercitizens. Annawadi -- Asha -- Sunil -- Manju -- The business of burning. Ghost house -- The 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781400067558
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011019555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 693809650
  • (OCoLC)693809650

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