Thursday, June 7, 2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Poverty. Almost all readers of Katherine Boo’s fine nonfiction book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, will never have experienced the poverty she describes. I became immersed in the lives and struggles of some of the people living in a slum called Annawadi near the Mumbai airport. Life in this community involves constant struggle and setback. Dreams of a better life are thwarted by the smallest obstacles. All readers share much in common with the people Boo presents in this book, and those empathetic readers who pick up this book will see the humanity we share. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase Behind the Beautiful Forevers from amazon.com.