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Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spends three years in an Indian slum to write this narrative non-fiction about the life of poverty and the human condition that exists there

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Ever looked at the pictures of slums and wondered just what life is really like for the people who live there? Behind the Beautiful Forevers is as close as most will get. To write her narrative non-fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo followed families in a slum near Mumbai for almost four years, as they used all their strength, intelligence and will to fight for a piece of India’s wealth through corruption and betrayal.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo, $33.