Gold Diggers: A Novel

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  • Publisher : Penguin Press (April 6, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1984882031
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1984882035
  • Item Weight : 1.24 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.29 x 1.1 x 9.39 inches


“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.


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