This is a hard one to write. I’m in awe of Boo’s tenacity and power of observation. She spent three years researching and living among the residents of Annawadi, the slum by Mumbai’s airport and luxury hotels.
No surprise, this is a hard read. It deals with people living in horrible conditions, struggling to just survive, dealing with acidic tensions between neighbours, and at the same time – holding onto hope for a better life. I also found this novel hard to read because I didn’t like Boo’s narrative style. It often felt overwrought, in my opinion.
Gwenamon says: An incredible telling that’s often overdone