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Behind the beautiful forevers / Katherine Boo.

Boo, Katherine. (Author).
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  • 21 of 24 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Florence County Library System.

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Florence - Johnsonville Branch 305.569 Boo (Text) 33172005110919 Adult Non-fiction Available -
Florence - Lake City Branch 305.569 Boo (Text) 33172005112972 Adult Non-fiction Available -
Florence - Main Library 305.569 Boo (Text) 33172005089238 Adult Non-fiction Reshelving -

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  • ISBN: 9781400067558 (hc)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.

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Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Between roses -- Undercitizens -- Annawadi -- Asha -- Sunil -- Manju -- The business of burning -- Ghost house -- A hole she called a window -- A come-apart -- The master -- Market city -- 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.
Summary, etc.: 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 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 fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.
Awards Note: New York Times 10 Best Books, 2012.
Subject: Urban poor > India > Bombay.
Creative nonfiction.
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