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New York's diamond district lies in the middle of Manhattan, but with its own security systems, paperwork-free bargaining practices, and insular social customs, it might as well be located on its own continent. As the daughter and granddaughter of diamond dealers, journalist Alicia Oltuski is privy to many of the deepest secrets of this small, self-protective community, which controls ninety percent of U.S. diamond importation. Her Precious Objects humanizes this lucrative enterprise through portraits of its practitioners. Its rich narrative earned it a place as a Discover Great New Writers selection. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.