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Homer Public Library F SATHIAN 000160687 New Books Place on copy / volume Checked out 11/27/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781984882035
  • ISBN: 1984882031
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-344).
Summary, etc.:
"A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is authentic, funny, and smart. He just doesn't share the same drive as everyone around him. His perfect older sister is headed to Duke. His parents' expectations for him are just as high. He tries to want this version of success, but mostly, Neil just wants his neighbor across the cul-de-sac, Anita Dayal. But Anita has a secret: she and her mother Anjali have been brewing an ancient alchemical potion from stolen gold that harnesses the ambition of the jewelry's original owner. Anjali's own mother in Bombay didn't waste the precious potion on her daughter, favoring her sons instead. Anita, on the other hand, just needs a little boost to get into Harvard. But when Neil - who needs a whole lot more - joins in the plot, events spiral into a tragedy that rips their community apart. Ten years later, Neil is an oft-stoned Berkeley history grad student studying the California gold rush. His high school cohort has migrated to Silicon Valley, where he reunites with Anita and resurrects their old habit of gold theft - only now, the stakes are higher. Anita's mother is in trouble, and only gold can save her. Anita and Neil must pull off one last heist."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: East Indian Americans > Fiction.
American Dream > Fiction.
Success > Fiction.
Ambition > Fiction.
Gold theft > Fiction.
Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Fiction.
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) > Fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
FICTION / Magical Realism.
FICTION / Friendship.
FICTION / Literary.
East Indian Americans.
East Indian Americans > Fiction.
Genre: Magic realism (Literature)
Fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Bildungsromans.
Magic realist fiction.
Romance fiction.