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Marriage of a thousand lies

by Sindu, SJ,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 7 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Fiction FICTION Sindu
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FICTION Sindu
CLP - Squirrel Hill Fiction Collection FICTION Sindu
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Sindu
Robinson Library Fiction FIC SINDU
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Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC SINDU
Western Allegheny Community Library Fiction Realistic F SINDU
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Fiction Realistic
Call Number  F SINDU
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Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  LGBTQ
CLP - Main Library First Floor - LGBTQ CHECKED OUT
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Collection  First Floor - LGBTQ
North Versailles Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Lucky is an unemployed millennial programmer. Her husband, Krishna, is an editor for a greeting card company. Both are secretly gay, presenting their conservative Sri Lankan-American families with a heterosexual front while dating on the side. When Lucky's grandmother falls, Lucky returns to her mother's home and unexpectedly reconnects with her childhood friend and first lover, Nisha. When the two rekindle old romantic feelings, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie and finds herself pushed to breaking point. A moving exploration of love and queerness.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What do you do when your life is built on a lie your marriage, your family relationships, your entire identity? The heroine of Sindu's fine debut, who goes by the Americanized name of Lucky (her birth name is Lakshmi), is a lesbian married to a gay Indian man, Kris (short for Krishna), and to make matters worse, her economic situation is also precarious: she is an unemployed millennial programmer. The child of immigrants from Sri Lanka, Lucky is caught in a double bind: Does she acquiesce or be true to herself? She wants to please her traditional family, especially her mother and grandmother, who want her to live the conventional life of a good brown daughter. Her feelings are further complicated when she learns that her first love, Nisha, is about to get married to someone she doesn't love. When Lucky's grandmother is injured in a fall, Lucky returns to her mother's home to be her grandmother's caretaker, and to confront her present and future. A timely tale with themes of immigration, free will, identity, and personal choice.--Sawyers, June Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An unusual marriage of convenience sets in motion Sindu's perceptive, subtle, and provocative first novel. Lucky, born Lakshmi, is a second-generation Tamil Sri Lankan who grew up in a wealthy suburb of Boston. She meets Indian Kris when he is on a student visa at the college they both attend, where she recognizes him as "the only other South Asian queer on campus." The two realize that marriage will placate parents suspicious of their sexuality, permit Kris to stay in the country, and allow them to conduct their affairs in private. Lucky's life gets complicated when her elderly grandmother is injured in a fall and she has to return to the family home to help care for her. Here, she reunites with her high school lover, Nisha, who is about to enter into an arranged marriage. Sindu's characters, including Lucky's divorced parents, are all believably complicated and compassionately observed, and she anchors the central tension between individuality and ties to family in concrete scenes from Lucky's life, whether she's learning to play rugby with some of Nisha's friends or helping Nisha get dressed for her engagement party. The author's quirky sense of humor and matter-of-fact take on a potentially fraught situation keep the tone of the novel deceptively light, resulting in a moving and memorable story. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Lesbians -- Fiction.
Marriage -- Fiction.
Sri Lankans -- United States -- Fiction.
Immigrant families -- Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Language English
Description 275 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781616957902
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