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This book was one of the first books I was lead to by this site. The subject nature was different from Blue Boy. Rakesh Satyal. Meet Kiran Sharma: lover of music, dance, and all things sensual; son of immigrants, social outcast, spiritual seeker.
A boy who doesn't quite understand his lot--until he realizes he's a god. As an only son, Kiran has obligations--to excel in his studies, to honor the deities, to find a nice Indian girl, and, above all, to make his mother and father proud--standard stuff for a boy of his background.
If only Kiran had anything in common with the other Indian kids besides the color of his skin. They reject him at every turn, and his cretinous public schoolmates are no better. Cincinnati in the early s isn't exactly a hotbed of cultural diversity, and Kiran's not-so-well-kept secrets don't endear him to any group. Playing with dolls, choosing ballet over basketball, taking the annual talent show way too seriously.
Surrounded by examples of upstanding Indian Americans--in his own home, in his temple, at the weekly parties given by his parents' friends--Kiran nevertheless finds it impossible to get the knack of "normalcy. Perhaps the solution to the mystery of his existence has been before him since birth. For Kiran Sharma, a long, strange trip is about to begin--a journey so sublime, so ridiculous, so painfully beautiful, that it can only lead to the truth.
Blue Boy shows us a world too funny and sad and sweet to be based on anything but the truth.
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Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
Added by 1 of our members. Blue Boy A novel by Rakesh Satyal. Meet Kiran Sharma: lover of music, dance, and all things sensual; son of immigrants, social outcast, spiritual seeker. A boy who doesn't quite understand his lot-until he realizes he's a god As an only son, Kiran has obligations-to excel in his studies, to honor the deities, to find a nice Indian girl, and, above all, to make his mother and father proud-standard stuff for a boy of his background. If only Kiran had anything in common with the other Indian kids besides the color of his skin.
‘Blue Boy’ by Rakesh Satyal
Rakesh Satyal was born and raised in Cincinnati , Ohio. He has a fraternal twin brother, Vikas. His older brother is stand-up comedian Rajiv Satyal. With the exception of a few years in the world of branding, Satyal has worked in book publishing since , when he was an intern at Random House.