Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian audiobook

Gold Diggers: A Novel

By Sanjena Sathian
Read by Rama Vallury

Penguin Audio
10.35 Hours 1
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*A Good Morning America Buzz Pick * Soon to be a series produced by Mindy Kaling * New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Vox Bookclub Pick*  “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.

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A Good Morning America Selection of the Month

A CNN Pick of the April

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the Month

*A Good Morning America Buzz Pick * Soon to be a series produced by Mindy Kaling * New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Vox Bookclub Pick*  “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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Rama Vallury captures the sauciness at the center of this novel…Vallury brings energy and enthusiasm to his portrayals of Neil and Anita…Listeners who are looking for an engaging story will love this title.” AudioFile
“A work of 24-karat genius…remarkable…Sathian’s effervescent social satire breaks the bonds of ordinary reality and rises to another level.” Washington Post
“An amazing novel about a group of South Asian teenagers and the quest for their identity in the US.” Good Morning America

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Author Bio: Sanjena Sathian

Author Bio: Sanjena Sathian

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English