Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
Monday, October 31 | 7:30 pm | $10, Discounted $8
Alicia Oltuski, a 26-year-old journalist and daughter of a diamond dealer, takes readers behind-the-scenes to reveal the shrouded inner workings of the diamond industry and some of its most fascinating characters. Combining interviews with family, friends, dealers, craftsmen, gemologists, scientists, detectives and entrepreneurs with historical research, Oltuski lifts the curtain on the extraordinary world of diamonds.
Alicia Oltuski received her MFA in writing from Columbia University,
where she was awarded the David Berg Foundation Fellowship. Her work has
appeared on NPR’s Berlin Stories, in The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Penn
Review, Touchstone, Peregrine, and other publications.
“A piercing, intensely readable book. Ms. Oltuski guides us through New York's diamond business, one of the world's most fascinating and hard-to-penetrate communities, with great aplomb.”
-Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
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