Elliott Bay Bookstore –
SJ Sindu’s novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press) is the story of Lakshmi, an American woman caught between meeting the expectations of her Tamil family and community and being true to her feelings for her lover, Nisha. At first she thinks marrying the man who is the “only other queer South Asian” on campus is the answer, but there are unexpected consequences for her.
“SJ Sindu has written an important novel about Sri Lankan immigrant culture. Here, the intersections of migration, sexuality and culture are explored in loving and heartbreaking detail. A book that reveals the secrets of a community caught between East and West.” –Nayomi Munaweera.
This event is co-presented with TASVEER & API CHAYA. Find out about TASVEER’s programs, including the South Asian Film Festival at TASVEER.ORG. API Chaya supports Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as human trafficking survivors from all communities. More about API CHAYA at APICHAYA.ORG.
SJ Sindu will also appear at SEARCH FOR MEANING ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24.