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The City of Joy
The City of Joy
Author: Dominique Lapierre
They live amid terrible poverty in one of the most crowded places on earth, the sector of Calcutta known as "the City of Joy." This is the story of living saints and heroes-- those who abandoned affluent and middle-class lives to dedicate themselves to the poor. And it is a testament to the people of the City of Joy. Their tragedies wi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446355568
ISBN-10: 0446355569
Publication Date: 5/7/1990
Pages: 552
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Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This novel was the basis for the 1992 movie starring Patrick Swayze. Affluent people come to the squalid section of Calcutta to serve the poor and discover joy in those people and in themselves.
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This book is about one man's experiences in Calcutta, India - the City of Joy. This book is a real eye opener and one you will not soon forget!
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A moving, heartbreaking, compassionate portrait of Calcutta, the slumdwellers, and a Catholic priest who joins them.