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Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life

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In the middle of New York City lies a neighborhood where all secrets are valuable, all assets are liquid, and all deals are sealed with a blessing rather than a contract. Welcome to the diamond district. Ninety percent of all diamonds that enter America pass through these few blocks, but the inner workings of this mysterious world are known only to the people who inhabit it. Alicia Oltuski, daughter and granddaughter of diamond dealers, seamlessly blends family narrative with literary reportage to reveal the fascinating secrets of the diamond industry and its madcap characters, including her own eccentric father. Entertaining and illuminating, Precious Objects offers an insider's look at the history, business, and society behind one of the world's most coveted natural resources.

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A dazzling, insiders look at the fascinating secrets of the diamond industry.

 

About the Author

Alicia Oltuski received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in writing from Columbia University, where she was awarded a David Berg Foundation Fellowship. Her work has appeared on NPR's NPR's Berlin Stories, in The Faster Times, The Bulletin in Philadelphia, and other publications. She has taught at the University of the Arts and lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband.

 

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Alicia Oltuski received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in writing from Columbia University, where she was awarded a David Berg Foundation Fellowship. Her work has appeared on NPR's NPR's Berlin Stories, in The Faster Times, The Bulletin in Philadelphia, and other publications. She has taught at the University of the Arts and lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611204551
Author:
Oltuski, Alicia
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Subject:
Biography/Business
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.04 x 6.04 x 1.13 in 0.4 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Biography » Business
Biography » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies

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