Green Apple Books . forgot my password. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he's as tall as Kalu the thief. pure, astonishing reportage with as unbiased a lens as possible.”—The Christian Science Monitor “The most riveting Indian story since Slumdog Millionaire—except hers is true.”—Marie Claire“Seamless and intimate . Buy, Feb 07, 2012 . 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. | ISBN 9780812979329 But it’s also because over the course of three years in India she got extraordinary access to the lives and minds of the Annawadi slum, a settlement nestled jarringly close to a shiny international airport and a row of luxury hotels. But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighborhood. Barbara Ehrenreich calls Behind the Beautiful Forevers “one of the most powerful indictments of economic inequality I’ve ever read.” Yet the book shows the world of the Indian rich–lavish Bollywood parties, an increasingly glamorous new airport–almost exclusively through the eyes of the Annawadians. 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. . . Please try again later. Very sad and depressing. She’s a moral force and . WINNER OF: The PEN Nonfiction Award • The Los Angeles Times Book Prize • The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award • The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book AwardNAMED 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 • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Publishers Weekly.
Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away.
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She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. Divided into four parts, the narrative brings vividly to the page life as it is led today in Annawadi, a squalid and overcrowded migrant settlement of some 3,000 people squatting since 1991 on a half-acre of land owned by the Sahar International Airport. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights.
if you care about India and wonder how poor people there can better there lives and even how you might influence outcomes in this fascinating society, read this book.smithstl. It's home to foul mouthed Zehrunisa and her garbage sorting son Abdul, entrepreneurs both. .
. A Mumbai slum offers rare insight into the lives and socioeconomic and political realities for some of the disadvantaged riding the coattails (or not) of India's economic miracle in this deeply researched and brilliantly written account by New Yorker writer and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Boo. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. (Boo derives her title from a richly ironic real-world image: a brightly colored ad for floor tiles repeating "Beautiful Forever" across a wall shutting out Annawadi from the view of travelers leaving the airport.) Social Science / Developing & Emerging Countries, Paperback, Large Print (February 26th, 2013): $19.79, Compact Disc (February 7th, 2012): $36.75, Hardcover, Large Print (February 15th, 2012): $44.79, Paperback (Chinese) (August 4th, 2012): $38.78, Virtual Event: David Lazar and Joanna Eleftheriou, Virtual Event: July Westhale and MK Chavez, Virtual Reading: Nate Klug and Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Virtual Event: Valzhyna Mort and Carolyn Forché, Virtual Event: Patrick Earl Ryan and Martin Pousson. We are delighted to report that Katherine Boo has won the 2012 US… Read. . 1231 9th Avenue, SF CA 94122 Like the best journeys, Boo’s book cracks open our preconceptions and constructs an abiding bridge—at once daunting and inspiring—to a world we would never otherwise recognize as our own.”—National Geographic Traveler “Behind the Beautiful Forevers offers a rebuke to official reports and dry statistics on the global poor. News.