[Behind the Beautiful Forevers]
In chapter 7 “The Come-Apart” of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Fatima constructs a new story that implicates the Husain family for ultimately causing her to attempt suicide, which she believes will hurt their business and profit her handsomely. Meanwhile, Abdul and Karam are held in the local jail while police and government officials blackmail the family for their freedom.
Boo writes “As they lay on the tiles, Karam attempted to convince his son that the police didn’t really believe they’d tried to murder Fatima. By now, he whispered, the officers would have at least have some sense of what had actually happened, given the hundreds of witnesses” (191).
Now that Fatima has died from her burns, what do you predict about the future of the Husain family?