Gold diggers : a novel / Sanjena Sathian.
- 3 of 15 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
- 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.
3 current holds with 15 total copies.
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|North Kansas City Public Library||FICTION SATHIAN 2021 (Text)||0001002444923||Fiction New||On holds shelf||-|
- ISBN: 9781984882035
- ISBN: 1984882031
- Physical Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2021.
"An Indian-American serio-comic and magical realist epic love story about the perils of ambition, tracing the mysterious alchemy of its characters' transformation from high school in an Atlanta suburb through young adulthood in the Bay Area"-- Provided by publisher.
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Gold Diggers : A Novel
*A Good Morning America Buzz Pick * Soon to be a series produced by Mindy Kaling * New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice* "Dizzyingly original, fiercely funny, deeply wise." --Celeste Ng, #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere " Sanjena Sathian's Gold Diggers is a work of 24-karat genius." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post Named a Best Book of April by Bustle * PopSugar * Entertainment Weekly * Good Morning America * CNN How far would you go for a piece of the American dream? A magical realist coming-of-age story, Gold Diggers skewers the model minority myth to tell a hilarious and moving story about immigrant identity, community, and the underside of ambition. A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is funny and smart but struggles to bear the weight of expectations of his family and their Asian American enclave. He tries to want their version of success, but mostly, Neil just wants his neighbor across the cul-de-sac, Anita Dayal. When he discovers that Anita is the beneficiary of an ancient, alchemical potion made from stolen gold--a "lemonade" that harnesses the ambition of the gold's original owner--Neil sees his chance to get ahead. But events spiral into a tragedy that rips their community apart. Years later in the Bay Area, Neil still bristles against his community's expectations--and finds he might need one more hit of that lemonade, no matter the cost. Sanjena Sathian's astonishing debut offers a fine-grained, profoundly intelligent, and bitingly funny investigation into what's required to make it in America.