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Behind the beautiful forevers / Katherine Boo.

Boo, Katherine. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Public Library.

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Albany Main Library 305.569 BOO (Text) IALBO10267472A Book Club Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781400067558 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1400067553 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 256 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2012.

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General Note: 10 copies.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue : between roses -- Undercitizens. Annawadi ; Asha ; Sunil ; Manju -- The business of burning. Ghost house ; The hole she called a window ; The come-apart ; The master -- A little wildness. 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.--From publisher description.
Subject: Urban poor > India > Bombay.
Bombay (India) > Economic conditions > 21st century.
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