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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Large Print)
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity - Large Print
Author: Katherine Boo
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 shoc...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781410446763
ISBN-10: 141044676X
Publication Date: 2/15/2012
Pages: 421
Edition: Lrg
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Publisher: Thorndike Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
Other Versions: Paperback
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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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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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