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Behind the Beautiful Forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity, Katherine Boo
1 Katherine Boo Behind the Beautiful Forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Melbourne, Australia Scribe Publications 2012 1921844639 / 9781921844638 Softcover Very Good. 
Very Good condition. Book looks unread. Ķthe dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune beyond counting in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood apent in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. [Ķ] And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a 15-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good lives and good times they call the full enjoy. But then Abdul [Ķ] is falsely accused in a shocking tragedyĶ (Extract from the back cover). r n  
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