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The City of Joy

Author: Dominique Lapierre; Kathryn Spink
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One day in Calcutta a rickshaw puller took internationally bestselling author Dominique Lapierre to one of the poorest and most over-populated areas of this haunting city, where five million people live out their lives on the streets. The district was called Anand Nagar -- the City of Joy -- and being there would change the writer's life forever. At the heart of this extremely poor community, Lapierre found more  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Lapierre; Kathryn Spink
ISBN: 0385189524 9780385189521
OCLC Number: 12081973
Notes: Translation of: La Cité de la joie.
Basis of the 1992 Patrick Swayze film of the same title.
Description: xii, 464 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Cité de la joie.
Responsibility: Dominique Lapierre ; translated from the French by Kathryn Spink.

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One day in Calcutta a rickshaw puller took internationally bestselling author Dominique Lapierre to one of the poorest and most over-populated areas of this haunting city, where five million people live out their lives on the streets. The district was called Anand Nagar -- the City of Joy -- and being there would change the writer's life forever. At the heart of this extremely poor community, Lapierre found more heroism, more love, more sharing, and ultimately, more happiness than in many a city of the affluent West. Above all, he was overwhelmed to discover that this seemingly inhuman place had the magical power to produce heroes and heroines of all ages and from all walks of life. For Calcutta is the home not only of such saints as Mother Teresa, but also of countless other inspiring people, who are ordinary and completely unknown.

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