[Behind the Beautiful Forevers]
In chapter 15 “Ice” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, the Husain family struggles to maintain a dying business while the trail of Karam and Kahkashan continues on. Abduls younger brother Mirichi, often noted as the lazy one, is forced to find work.
Boo writes “Water and ice were made of the same thing. He though most people were made of the same thing, too. He himself was probably little different, constitutionally, from the cynical, corrupt people around him – the police officers and the special executive officer and the morgue doctor who fixed Kalu’s death. If he had to sort all humanity by its material essence, he thought he would probably end up with a single gigantic pile. But here was the interesting thing. Ice was distinct from – and in his view, better than what it was made of” (360).
What’s one scene from the chapter that drew your interest? In brief, explain why that scene intrigued you. Please cite the page number(s) of the scene you identify.