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Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

Author: Katherine Boo; Sunil Malhotra
Publisher: New York : Random House : Books on Tape, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Boo; Sunil Malhotra
ISBN: 9780307934055 : 0307934055 9780307934079 0307934071
OCLC Number: 759868531
Notes: Title from container.
Compact disc.
Duration: 8:16:00.
Credits: Executive producer, Janet Stark ; director, Danny Campbell.
Performer(s): Read by Sunil Malhotra.
Description: 7 sound discs (ca. 71 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Prologue: between roses --
Undercitizens. Annawadi --
Asha --
Sunil --
Manju --
The business of burning. Ghost house --
The hole she called a window --
The come-apart --
The master --
A little wildness. 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.
Responsibility: Katherine Boo.

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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.

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