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NONFIC 305.5 BOO, KATHERIN
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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781400067558
  • ISBN: 1400067553
  • ISBN: 9780812994186
  • ISBN: 0812994183
  • Physical Description: xxii, 256 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2012.

Contents / Notes

Contents:
Prologue: Between roses -- Undercitizens -- Annawadi -- Asha -- Sunil -- Manju -- The business of burning -- Ghost house -- A hole she called a window -- A come-apart -- The master -- Market city -- Marquee effect -- Parrots, caught and sold -- Proper sleep -- Up and out -- Nine nights of dance -- Something shining -- The trial -- Ice -- Black and white -- A school, a hospital, a cricket field.
Summary, etc.:
The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities. In this fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times. But then, as the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed.--From publisher description.
Awards:
National Book Award. Finalist
Subject: Poor > India > Mumbai.
Creative nonfiction.
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Mumbai
Poor > Bombay (India)
Fattiga > Indien > Bombay.
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