|Own Voices Book Discussion|
Event Type: Adults|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
[Online] Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu. Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. She goes out dancing, she drinks a bit, she makes ends meet by doing digital art on commission. But when Lucky’s grandmother has a nasty fall, Lucky returns to her childhood home and unexpectedly reconnects with her former best friend and first lover, Nisha, who is preparing for her own arranged wedding with a man she’s never met.Vernon Area Public Library
As the connection between the two women is rekindled, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie. But does Nisha really want to be saved? And after a decade’s worth of lying, can Lucky break free of her own circumstances and build a new life? Is she willing to walk away from all that she values about her parents and community to live in a new truth? A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons.
The Own Voices Book Discussion reads books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives.
Get the ebook on Overdrive/Libby, the audiobook on Hoopla, or check out the print copy from the library (Vernon Area library card required).
Interlibrary loan copies of the book are available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders (while supplies last); registration required.
Register below. Email address required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the online discussion.
On the Vernon Library app: TAP HERE to register for this program.
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-453-1485