“For Me the Story Is Always the Characters”: An Interview With Ranbir Singh Sidhu
Check it out here!
“A love letter to the supreme fucked-upness of modern Punjabi families…”
The marvelous Titi Nguyen recently interviewed me for the Ploughshares blog. Read it all here.
Deep Singh Blue Launch at WORD Bookstore, Tuesday, March 15
Join Ranbir Singh Sidhu and Tanwi Nandini Islam for the launch of DEEP SINGH BLUE. Both will read from their debut novels, and discuss the ways they have re-invent the immigrant narrative using their own experiences and by creating first-generation protagonists that defy stereotypes.
Tuesday, March 15, Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Click here for the Facebook invite.
DEEP SINGH BLUE is work of ferocious bravery, intelligence, and art.
Thank you to Alex Shakar for the incredibly generous blurb, which he assures me is heartfelt.
“This is no picturesque coming of age. In an immigrant family and an adopted land both straitjacketed by denial and rage, it’s an open question—and a propulsive one—whether Deep Singh’s lashings out to save himself will lead to salvation or destruction. Deep Singh Blue is work of ferocious bravery, intelligence, and art.”
—Alex Shakar, author of Luminarium
Thank you to Matthew Sharpe for the gorgeous blurb!
“I don’t know which virtue of Deep Singh Blue to recommend: the love-hate letter to northern California; the rich portraiture of Deep Singh, his family, and his tempestuous girlfriend; the oh-no-did-he-just-do-that storytelling; or indeed the blue that informs the restless, cutting, tender intelligence of the book. Enjoy them all, weeping and laughing and gasping.”
Matthew Sharpe, author of Jamestown and The Sleeping Father
DEEP SINGH BLUE in Kirkus Reviews
Thank you to Kirkus for the fantastic review! Here’s a little of what they say: “Sidhu writes with keen wit and crafts every character with psychological texture, exploring the effects of racism as well as the desire to control a world spinning off its axis… A heart-wrenching coming-of-age tale in which survival depends more on compassion than rebellion.”
Read the full review here.
DEEP SINGH BLUE tops DesiBlitz books list for 2016
So pleased to see — thanks! Check it out here.
DEEP SINGH BLUE in Sunday Guardian Best of 2016!
A big Thank You! to the ineffable Sudeep Sen who was kind enough to include Deep Singh Blue in his Best Of list for upcoming books for 2016 in the Sunday Guardian. Check it out here.
DEEP SINGH BLUE on Joanna Luloff’s Most Anticipated Books of 2016
A huge thank you to Joanna Luloff, editor at the wonderful mag Memorious, for picking DEEP SINGH BLUE as one of her most anticipated books for 2016. See the full list here.