Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Good Reads
4:05 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Good Read: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Behind the Beautiful Forevers is the kind of book journalists dream of writing. Katherine Boo spent approximately four years with the people of the Annawadi slums in Mumbai in order to craft her expose on Indian poverty. The book reads like a novel. Though she witnessed most of the book’s events herself, Boo excises herself from the story, writing in third person perspective of the people in Annawadi. 

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