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ISBN: 0307934055 / ISBN-13: 9780307934055

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

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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
tgolinski

A true story of slum life

by tgolinski on Nov 28, 2013

Behind the beautiful forevers is presented as a story, but it turns out to be all true, even the names, as told to reporter Katherine Boo. It is a shocking description of the lives of residents of Annawadi, a slum by a sewage lake near the airport, surrounded by luxury hotels and billboards advertising floor tiles said to be ?beautiful forever?. The main character, Adbul, deals in recyclable materials, and tries to resist the corruption around him. Hospital surgeons demand under-the-table money, government officials and bank executives all get a cut in implementing government ?anti-poverty? schemes, and in the justice system ?innocence and guilt could be bought and sold like a kilo of polyurethane bags?. What does this do to people?s capacity for moral action? As the author concludes, ?the astonishment is that some people are good?.

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dubious

perfect condition

by dubious on Jul 12, 2012

the book's condition was excellent, delivery time was satisfactory. what's with the 50 character minimum feedback? it's like they're trying to dissuade me from posting a review.

JeanneF

Read this book!

by JeanneF on Apr 7, 2012

Everything that the PR department solicited in the way of superlative reviews for the bookjacket is true. An amazing read! Don't miss it.

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