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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Ann...
Publish Date
2014
April 8
Goodreads rating
3.98
ISBN
9780812979329
Tags
nonfiction
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
If you want to read an unvarnished, first-hand account of life in one of India’s slums you should pick up Behind the Beautiful Forevers.     source
Katherine Boo doesn’t write a ton, but she writes is extraordinary.     source