Behind the Beautiful Forevers

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

by Katherine Boo

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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 Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds-and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.
 
Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award | The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award
 
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star •  Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
"A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking."-Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review
 
"Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years."-New York

"This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece."-Judges' Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award
 
"[A] landmark book."-The Wall Street Journal
 
"A triumph of a book."-Amartya Sen
 
"There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them."-Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
 
"[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction . . . [Katherine] Boo's prose is electric."-O: The Oprah Magazine
 
"Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo's extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care."-People

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

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8vo. pp. xxii [3] 256. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget. "

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

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1400067553 Outstanding Condition! Buy with confidence....Customer Service is our TOP PRIORITY! Delivery confirmation on all orders.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

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Book The book looks like new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stain, writing or reminder marks. The binding is straight and tight. Standard shipping is by USPS Media Mail & Expedited shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or equivalent.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

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May NOT include supplemental materials such as CDs and access codes. May include some highlighting or writing.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 288 p.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

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Book has been read, but remains in good shape. All pages are intact. Page 221 has damage. Limited outer wear typical of used book.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

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1400067553 BRAND NEW W/ FAST SHIPPING! Choose Expedited for fastest shipping! Our feedback rating proves our commitment! 30-day return policy.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

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9781400067558. 1.4 x 9.3 x 6.5 Inches; 288 pages.

$59.85

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 288 p. Audience: General/trade.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Katherine Boo

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1400067553 American first edition, first printing. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.

$106.66

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Signed)

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (Signed)

by Katherine Boo

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Signed by Author Fine. No 'winner' logo on front panel of DJ. DJ in plastic cover. Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2012 by editors of The New York Times Book Review. Finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Winner of the 2013 PEN Literary Award (John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction), 'Signed' by Katherine Boo with her personal stamp as per her usual form of 'signing'. (xxii) 256 pp.

$170.10

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