Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu

By SJ Sindu

​A useful and intriguing addition to either the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu's debut novel Marriage of 1000 Lies offers a relocating and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship, kinfolk, love, and loss. 

Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are homosexual. They current an phantasm of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American households, whereas every one dates at the aspect. It’s no longer excellent, yet for fortunate, it kind of feels to be operating. She is going out dancing, she beverages a section, she makes ends meet by way of doing electronic paintings on fee. but if Lucky’s grandmother has a bad fall, fortunate returns to her youth domestic and abruptly reconnects along with her former ally and primary lover, Nisha, who's getting ready for her personal prepared marriage ceremony with a guy she’s by no means met.

As the relationship among the 2 ladies is rekindled, fortunate attempts to avoid wasting Nisha from getting into a wedding in line with a lie. yet does Nisha really need to be kept? And after a decade’s worthy of mendacity, can fortunate separate from of her personal situations and construct a brand new existence? Is she prepared to stroll clear of all that she values approximately her mom and dad and neighborhood to dwell in a brand new fact? As Lucky—an outsider it doesn't matter what offerings she makes—is driven to the brink, Marriage of 1000 Lies deals a vibrant exploration of a lifestyles lived at a fancy intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality. the result's a profoundly American debut novel shot via with humor and loss, a narrative of affection, kinfolk, and the truths that outline us all.

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