Ariel Djanikian discusses THE PROSPECTORS
About this Event
We are very excited to welcome author Ariel Djanikian into the store on Thursday, October 19th at 6pm for a signing and discussion of their latest novel, The Prospectors!
Born in Philadelphia, Djanikian attended the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan. She is the previous recipient of a Fulbright Grant, Meijer Fellowship, Cowden Award and Hopwood Award. She is the author of the novel The Office of Mercy, and her writing has appeared in Tin House, Glimmer Train, and the Rumpus, among others.
An expansive story told with beautiful prose, The Prospectors is the story of an ill-gotten inheritance a century in the making, and the fluctuating morality of it. This captivating novel is told in the heart of the gold rush and in hindsight one-hundred years later, examining the lasting damage done by it. At the heart of the novel is Alice Bush, the middle daughter of struggling California fruit farmers, a woman accustomed to feeling inferior and destitute. When her sister' husband strikes gold in the Yukon territory, Alice finally seizes control of her destiny by joining a wave of white settlers making the dangerous trek to the Klondike. One hundred years later, in 2015, Alice’s great-great-granddaughter Anna must grapple with moral conflict and questions of justice as she travels to the Klondike to bequeath her would-be inheritance to the First Nations peoples who paid the price for its creation.
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