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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Author: Katherine Boo
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400067558
ISBN-10: 1400067553
Publication Date: 2/7/2012
Pages: 256
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 71
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Helpful Score: 2
There were a few pieces of this book that were quite good, sections that shared the author's insights into the people of Mumbai's Annawadi slum and the lives they lead. Mostly, though, it seemed that Boo just droned on disjointedly about corruption, politics and the Indian legal system, and turned what should have been a compelling story into a rather mundane one.
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Helpful Score: 1
A beautifully written account of the lives of several Annawadi slum dwellers, and of their attempts to raise their standards of living. A few do it by fair means, but most by foul. The level of corruption is astonishing, but in their eyes necessary for survival. This is not for the faint of heart, but it is a valuable look into a world few of us will ever see firsthand.
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