“A dizzyingly original, fiercely funny, deeply wise novel about the seductive powers—and
dangers—of borrowed ambition.” —Celeste Ng, #1 bestselling author of Little Fires
“Gold Diggers is so many things—truly funny, insightful, smart, and filled with wonderful
characters. I loved reading this novel.” —Ann Napolitano, bestselling author of Dear
what can you do for a small part of the American dream?
A realist magical story, Gold Diggers changes the model minority myth to tell us a funny
,hilarious and touching story about the identity of immigrants,the community and the dark
side of ambition.
an unstable teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is smart and
hilarious but he has a problem with his family’s expectations and their Asian American
pocket. He tries to accept their version of success, but Neil just wants his neighbor
across the cul-de-sac, Anita Dayal.
When Neil discovers that Anita is the recipient of an ancient chemical potion made from
stolen gold – a “lemonade” that takes advantage of the ambition of the original gold owner
– Neal sees his chance to move on.
But events turn into a tragedy that tears apart their community. After years in the Bay
Area, Neil still conflicts with his community’s expectations – and finds he might need
another dose of lemonade, regardless of the cost.
Sanjina Satian’s stunning debut delivers a thorough, highly intelligent and hilarious
investigation of what is required to become successful in America.