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Marriage of a Thousand Lies

  • Hardcover $25.00

    Jun 13, 2017 | 288 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Jun 13, 2017

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Praise for Marriage of a Thousand Lies

A remarkable novel rich with interlocking issues both timeless and timely. SJ Sindu’s debut is more than impressive; it’s important.”
—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

“I love Lucky, the unforgettable narrator of Marriage of a Thousand Lies. She has taken a place among my favorite misfits in literature, a young woman longing for love and tradition and celebration and family even as she defies expectations and navigates her own paths. I’m especially captivated by the novel’s honesty and tenderness—SJ Sindu is an intuitive writer with great insights into the complications of love and friendship.”
—Timothy Schaffert, author of The Swan Gondola

“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, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors

“Enthralling… Sindu is a skilled writer, and this is a remarkable first novel.”
—Los Angeles Review of Books ​

​​Marriage of a Thousand Lies is a rare book, written from a queer, South Asian perspective, but a welcome addition to an all-too-small canon.​”
—Houston Press​

​”S​indu takes on the conflict between love of family and of oneself with clarity and laughs.​”
—NOW Magazine

“A​n important intervention in the canons of both LGBTQ and South Asian literature. Marriage of a Thousand Lies is not only important: it’s also a beautiful book, with fresh, tidy prose, and complex, flawed characters, a novel that is at once sad and hopeful.​”

​​Marriage of a Thousand Lies is a deeply affecting work in many ways.​”
—The Aerogram ​

“​A well-written debut… brings to light the layers of struggles that shape our decisions on how we choose to live our lives. “​ 

“​A​ poignant, heart-warming love story.” 
Youth Ki Awaaz​ 

“SJ Sindu’s fine debut [is] a timely tale with themes of immigration, free will, identity, and personal choice.”

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