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Ariel Djanikian


Ariel Djanikian

Ariel Djanikian holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan and is the author THE OFFICE OF MERCY and THE PROSPECTORS. Her work has been published in Tin House, The Paris Review, The Rumpus, The Millions and elsewhere. She has received a Fulbright and a Hopwood, among other awards. She teaches at Georgetown University and lives near Washington, DC, with her family.

Ariel Djanikian

Books by Ariel Djanikian

by Ariel Djanikian - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

The middle daughter of struggling California fruit farmers, Alice Bush is accustomed to feeling inferior and destitute. But when her elder sister’s husband strikes a vein of 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. By luck and circumstance, she becomes tightly intertwined in her sister and brother-in-law’s newfound fortune, as well as the beginning of a generations-long family quest for wealth. 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.

by Ariel Djanikian - Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In a perfect life far into the future, wherein inhabitants of the underground settlement America-Five enjoy nearly eternal life and zero pain, workers in the Office of Mercy are compelled to eliminate the suffering of the nomadic tribes roaming outside…by tracking and killing them. Then one worker, 24-year-old Natasha, begins to doubt.