Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Features
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers
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.”—PeopleRead More
Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller Features
- Behind Her Eyes A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“You should read Behind Her Eyes…It’s bloody brilliant.” ―Stephen King
"An eerie thriller…Pinborough keeps us guessing about just who’s manipulating whom – until the ending reveals that we’ve been wholly complicit in this terrifying mind game.” ―The New York Times Book Review
Why is everyone talking about the ending of Sarah Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes?
Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.
When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake, but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.
And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend. But she also just happens to be married to David. And if you think you know where this story is going, think again, because Behind Her Eyes is like no other book you’ve read before.
David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife. But then why is David so controlling? And why is Adele so scared of him?
As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can’t guess how wrong―and how far a person might go to protect their marriage’s secrets.
In Behind Her Eyes, Sarah Pinborough has written a novel that takes the modern day love triangle and not only turns it on its head, but completely reinvents it in a way that will leave readers reeling.
“Deserves its own warning label…Avoid any contact with the growing buzz concerning the novel’s ingenious, to-die-for twist.” ―BookPageRead More
To Leave Something Behind
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Women Behind Bars Episode 1: Stacey and Charaty
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The Man Behind The Bump Men's T-Shirt (X-Large) - Premium Black
The Man Behind The Bump Men's T-Shirt (X-Large) - Premium Black Features
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Phantasmat: Behind the Mask Collector's Edition
Phantasmat: Behind the Mask Collector's Edition Features
- Find thousands of hidden objects, plus solve tons of mini games and puzzles!
- Unlock this incredible Collector's Edition to gain access to all of the amazing bonuses and additional gameplay!
I'll Go to War With God Behind You
I'll Go to War With God Behind You Features
Righteous is a handsome street legend who would do anything for his cousin and best friend, Turk; even murder. As a rival drug Lord to the biggest street King to have ever lived, their territory is one block away from completely being controlled by Marcellus "God" Overton.
Marcellus runs all of the South, and he's the hardest, most determined street God ever created, but like every other great man, he has an even greater woman standing beside him, Justice.
Justice is every man's weakness, including Righteous, and when he jeopardizes everything for her, he gives birth to more enemies than he or Justice is prepared to handle. Find out what happens when a street war is unleashed between a God and a Legend when Justice is served cold in this thrilling Urban Romance.Read More
Agri-Fab 45-0463 130-Pound Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader
Agri-Fab 45-0463 130-Pound Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader Features
- 130 pound hopper capacity saves time refilling on larger acreage lawns"
- Durable rod linked on-off control with precise settings"
- Enclosed gear box with tapered gears for even spreading and long life"
- Large diameter tires with wide wheelbase for stability on rougher terrain"
- Optional hopper cover, material deflector and hopper grate available"
“The Agri-Fab 45-0463 130-Pound Tow Broadcast Spreader is the perfect spreader for the homeowner with a larger lot (1 acre or more). With the original Agri-Fab solid rod activated on-off flow gate control that can be operated from the tractor seat, the precise setting adjustment, smooth operating enclosed tapered gears and rustproof poly hopper it provides consistent spreading for years of use. Proudly Made in USA with some imported materials. Comes with an Industry leading 3-year Limited Warranty."Read More
3M Peltor Optime 105 Behind-the-Head Earmuff with Neckband, Ear Protectors, Hearing Protection, NRR 29 dB
3M Peltor Optime 105 Behind-the-Head Earmuff with Neckband, Ear Protectors, Hearing Protection, NRR 29 dB Features
- Noise Reduction Rating of 28 dB
- Twin-cup neckband
- Patented twin-cup design
- Behind-the-neck design allows for easy use with hard hats
- Recommended for very high noise level environments
With a 105 dBA noise-level rating, these muffs provide the protection you need for most construction and manufacturing environments. Double-shell Twin-Cup technology ensures ultra-effective broad-frequency attenuation. Low-profile, behind-the-head design enables use with most protective eyewear and nearly any helmet or hardhat. Liquid-filled foam ear cushions more easily conform to the contour of your head, ensuring a low-pressure, comfortable fit. Color-coding simplifies workplace compliance sighting. Materials: ABS Plastic Ear Cushion Material: Liquid-Filled Foam Noise Reduction Rate NRR: 29 dB Style: Behind-The-Head.Read More
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