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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers( )
Author: Boo, Katherine
ISBN:978-1-4104-4676-3
Publication Date:Feb 2012
Publisher:Thorndike Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $31.99
Book Description:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning Author -- 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 teenager who sorts and sells recyclable airport garbage, believes he will lift his family of eleven out of poverty. Then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terrorism and recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions turn brutal. In Boo's riveting book, global change is made human.

Book Details
Pages:422
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
History / Asia / India & South Asia
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.4 x 8.2 x 0.3 Inches
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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