Praise for Blue-Skinned Gods
"This marvelous novel offers up the most extraordinary circumstance in which to live a life. It delivers everything I didn't know I desperately wanted: snake bites, ink baths, god-energy, gurus, post-punk music, viral videos, redemption, and an unforgettable character asking all the big questions. What am I and what am I capable of? In the asking comes revelations on the nature of love, power in friendship, weight of dogma, and the visceral seeping together of diverse cultures. These pages left me with the best case of culture shock, and in awe over Sindu's storytelling talent."--Devin Murphy, national bestselling author of The Boat Runner and Tiny Americans
is a memorable and vivid coming-of-age story that feels timely in its pursuit of exploring the meaning of truth and how we know what to believe about ourselves and others. Kalki's journey from an isolated ashram in India to the kaleidoscope of New York City's clubs and streets is captivating. This is a wonderful book about family, friendship, and miracles."--Elise Hooper, author of Fast Girls, Learning to See, and The Other Alcott
Praise for Marriage of a Thousand Lies
"A gorgeous, heartbreaking novel . . . An incredibly compelling tale."
--New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay
"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
. . . 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
--The Toronto Star
"Enthralling . . . Sindu is a skilled writer, and this is a remarkable first novel." --Los Angeles Review of Books
"Sindu's heart-wrenching debut novel . . . incorporates love, loss, family, rebirth and growth to tell a captivating story you won't be able to put down." --Ms. Magazine