WorldCat Identities

Boo, Katherine

Overview
Works: 13 works in 89 publications in 13 languages and 5,742 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV4140.M86, 305.5690954792
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Katherine Boo
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo( Book )
59 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work of narrative nonfiction tells 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 it, based on three years of reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. The events recounted are real, as are all the names. 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. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times they call "the full enjoy." But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi
Behind the beautiful forevers life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo( Recording )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annawadi is a settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are filled with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal
Annawadi : vie, mort et espoir dans un bidonville de Mumbai by Katherine Boo( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zawsze piękne : życie, śmierć i nadzieja w slumsach Bombaju by Katherine Boo( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work of narrative nonfiction tells 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 it, based on three years of reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. The events recounted are real, as are all the names. 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. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter, Annawadi's "most-everything girl," will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times they call "the full enjoy." But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi
Itsumademo utsukushiku : indo munbai no suramu ni ikiru hitobito by Katherine Boo( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V tenui vechnoi krasoty by Katherine Boo( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Krásné zítřky : život, smrt a naděje v indickém slumu by Katherine Boo( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Een beter bestaan by Katherine Boo( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
De sloppenwijk Annawadi is een geïmproviseerde nederzetting bij de luchthaven van Mumbai, waar de bewoners hun graantje proberen mee te pikken nu het India economisch steeds beter gaat. Zo is er Abdul, een tiener die het afval van het luchthaventerrein opkoopt en sorteert om het aan recyclebedrijven te verkopen. Asha, moeder van drie kinderen met een aan alcohol verslaafde man, wil hoofd van de sloppenwijk worden en haar dochter moet als eerste vrouw van Annawadi afstuderen. De stad wordt getroffen door terroristische aanslagen en de recessie slaat toe. De sluimerende spanningen als gevolg van religieuze en kastentegenstellingen, seksuele uitbuiting en economische afgunst ontladen zich op brute wijze. Voor Abdul is het drama compleet als hij het slachtoffer wordt van valse beschuldigingen. Een beter bestaan is het indringende verslag van de harde wereld van de sloppenwijken van Mumbai, waar permanent strijd wordt geleverd om een beter bestaan in de snel globaliserende wereld
Charlie Rose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Interviews with Charles Murray; Robert Harris; Katherine Boo
Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung by Katherine Boo( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Helping youth decide : a workshop guide by Donna Marie Duquette( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mei hao yong yuan de bei hou by Katherine Boo( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
V teni vechnoi krasoty : zhizn, smert i liubov v trushchobakh Mumbaia by Katherine Boo( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Boo, Kate
Boo, Kate 1964-
Boo, Katherine J. 1964-
Languages
English (65)
Chinese (4)
Italian (4)
Danish (3)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Russian (2)
French (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)