WorldCat Identities

Boo, Katherine

Overview
Works: 17 works in 83 publications in 12 languages and 5,548 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction 
Classifications: HV4140.M86, 305.5690954792
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Most widely held works by Katherine Boo
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo ( Book )
44 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 4,447 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 1,043 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
Mei hao yong yuan de bei hou : xie zhu"mei hao yong yuan"de ji chang bian qiang bei hou zheng shang yan zhu zhong duo bu mei hao de gu shi by Katherine Boo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annawadi, oder, Der Traum von einem anderen Leben by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi - sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt
Annawadi : vie, mort et espoir dans un bidonville de Mumbai by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 7 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 4 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
Bag det evigt smukke by Katherine Boo ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Belle per sempre by Katherine Boo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un maravilloso porvenir : vida, muerte y esperanza en los suburbios de Bombay by Katherine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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
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
<> by Katrerine Boo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Alternative Names
Boo, Kate
Boo, Kate 1964-
Boo, Katherine J. 1964-
Languages
English (63)
Chinese (4)
Danish (3)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Polish (2)
French (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Russian (1)
Czech (1)