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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers( )
Author: Boo, Katherine
ISBN:978-1-921844-63-8
Publication Date:Feb 2012
Publisher:Scribe Publications
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $27.99
Book Description:

From Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo comes a landmark work of narrative non-fiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the world's most lively but treacherous cities Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees 'a fortune beyond...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
History / Asia / India & South Asia
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.8 x 20.9 x 2 cm
Book Weight:0.284 Kilograms
Author Biography
Boo, Katherine (Author)
Katherine Boo was born on August 12, 1964 and grew up in the Washington D. C. area. She graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University.

She is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.

Her first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, won the National Book Award for Nonfiction (2012), as well as nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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