Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
This astonishing, brilliantly written book brings us to places we could otherwise never go as it unfolds a riveting contemporary drama: A group of remarkable people striving to better their lives in an age of bewildering global change.
Samuel Johnson Longlist 2012
"Without question the best book yet written on contemporary India. Also, the best work of narrative nonfiction I've read in twenty-five years." - Ramachandra Guha, author of India After Gandhi
Katherine Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has spent the last twenty years reporting from within poor communities, considering how societies distribute opportunity and how individuals get out of poverty. This is her first book.
Pulitzer Prize Winner.