SJ Sindu, Blue-Skinned Gods

Join us Thursday, November 11, at 4pm on our YouTube page for a conversation with SJ Sindu about her latest novel, Blue-Skinned Gods. Sindu will appear in conversation with Baobab Press Managing Editor, Danilo Thomas. Blue-Skinned Gods is a brilliantly written, globe-spanning novel about identity, faith, family, and sexuality.

 

 

 

 

SJ Sindu is the author of the novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies, which won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Fiction Award, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and was an ALA Stonewall Honor Book; as well as the hybrid fiction and nonfiction chapbook I Once Met You But You Were Dead. She holds an MA in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University. Sindu teaches at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Praise for Blue-Skinned Gods (more on our ordering page)

“SJ Sindu has written another brilliant novel in Blue-Skinned Gods. This time, she tells the story of a boy with blue skin who is trying to be the god everyone tells him he is . . . Here is a novel about the bonds between brothers, a deceptive tyrant and son, a mother who doesn’t know how to save herself or her child, a boy and how he yearns for his young loves, and so much more. The richness of this story will take hold of you and never let go.” —Roxane Gay

“Sj Sindu has given us a true gift in Kalki Sami and his journey. A coming-of-age story wielding philosophical, historical, and emotional moments full of passion, vividly described, Blue-Skinned Gods is one of the most original and beautiful novels I’ve read in a long time.” —Brandon Hobson, author of Where the Dead Sit Talking and The Removed

Blue-Skinned Gods is a marvel of a novel. S.J. Sindu has created a cast of characters so compelling it was difficult to set the book down. I was enraptured by the careful twining of these lives: a manipulative father, a mother who loves her son to the point of agony, the joy and despair of tender first love, the pressure of knowing your destiny and the devastation of losing everything at once. It is a true joy to encounter a book so beautifully written. The prose is lush and stunning, the narrative wildly gripping. Sindu is a phenomenal writer and Blue-Skinned Gods is a treasure.” —Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things

Event date: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Ave
Reno, NV 89509