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

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Copyright:
2012

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Publisher Quality
ISBN-13:
9780679643951
Related ISBNs:
9781400067558
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
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Copyrighted By:
Katherine Boo
Adult content:
No
Language:
English
Categories:
Nonfiction, Social Studies, History
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Bookshare Staff
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5 out of 5

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Wow - such a powerful book. The true stories of lives in a slum outside the Mumbai airport from 2008-2011. Lots of hard living, unbearable corruption and grasping for economic opportunity. It opened my eyes yet was not depressing. I guess because virtue and hope still survive in the harshest conditions. The style was new to me - narrative nonfiction. Basically it's written like a novel but everything is true. It was a good way to present this subject matter.