Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity / Katherine Boo.
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|Prince Rupert Library||LP 305.5 Boo (Text)||33294001853456||Large Print||Volume hold||In transit||-|
- ISBN: 9781594136184 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 1594136181
- Physical Description: 419 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print ed.
- Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Large Print Press, 2013, c2012.
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 "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, 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 the good lives and good times they call "the full enjoy." But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal.
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