Satyal’s lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy’s transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Rakesh Satyal is an American novelist, best known for his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel Blue Boy. Blue Boy won the Prose/Poetry Award. Read Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal by Rakesh Satyal for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.

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He is different and he just wants to keep his light shining even if his peers don’t approve and tease him. I have the ebook, which has different page numbers than the actual book Reply.

There is something ever-calming about the roundness of a tit, its buoyancy, the peacefulness of the concentric circle in its middle, darker.

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

Just read the book. They both act as de facto playgrounds for local people, all of them looking for a way to escape the mundane together. This book hits on some pretty mature topics such as a preteen boy discovering his sexuality and coming to the revelation he may not be like all the other boys his age. He is awakening to his sexuality at the age of 12, so it’s a bit uncomfortable.

The story is set in Suburban Ohio in the s. The core of what Kiran feels – the insecurity, the cultural homelessness, the conviction that he is special – bj “true” to the age, the place, and the South Asian American experience. While reading the book, many times I cringed and thought to myself, “he’s not really going to do that, is he???

Sharma apologizes again, but you sayyal take issues with the sort of garbage that your sun is carrying? At first, the change surprises and unsettles you, but then you take in the surprise and embrace it and wish life could always be so gloriously unpredictable…. A tit reminds me of Madonna. Kiran is an only child, and even within marginalized communities Indian Americans, the sexually precocious, the academically advanced he often finds himself alone.


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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 st Meet Kiran Sharma: Now I need to read this author’s other novel immediately! Who doesn’t have a soft spot in their heart for the little gay boy who loves the talent show and Strawberry Shortcake?

Mar 24, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal. Kiran’s parents want him to be successful, find a nice Indian girl, and to make them proud. As most of the novel takes place in Kiran’s head, there is very little interaction between characters and little-to-no dialogue to balance out the long, descriptive narrative.

Vell, excuse me, but aren’t you a teacher? He lives in Brooklyn. With this metamorphosis, he finally thinks he has found the answers to his questions! The tenacity of spirit he shows whenever he goes after what he wants inspires me perhaps to the point of pursuing my own ballet class with a little too much gusto after I finished the book. Books by Rakesh Satyal. I have Satyal’s latest work but eh, I’m in no rush to get to it now.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I guess I could say that I have lived my life in a perpetual flinch. Paperbackpages. But you’re really left feeling, in the very end, that it’s about Kiran’s identity, and that who HE IS is important.

Most young gay boys would not identify themselves as a blue Hindu God which makes the novel very unique. I love how gakesh author creates a character who is not afraid to express himself regardless of people’s opinions. I’d honestly give this 3.

Not overseasoned with pretty words but still flavored with literary mastership thanks to Princetonand most of all, biting humor. I really couldn’t stand this book, I gave up about 50 pages in. However, I would not recommend this book as a good novel to anyone.

There is very little showing of action, too much telling, and a lot of 80’s references. Surrounded by examples of bpy 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. An insightful book that reminds us how difficult–and ultimately liberating–it can be to accept our own uniqueness in spite of the opinions of others.


Tilted forward, the iris of the eye looking at the ground, bo rest of the flesh flatly stretching. Maybe I’m just swept away by all the references to Strawberry Shortcake and The Babysitters’ Clubbut I felt like Satyal really knew something about my childhood and the way I grew up, even though my story and Kiran’s are so drastically different. This is a story about a gay boy who is thrown into the fire of adolescence with few resources to help him through it all but his own wit, style, and gorgeous flamboyance.

Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal

As the book is narrated by the boy in first person, some of the descriptions and thoughts seem very unnatural for his age. For obvious reasons, this is disturbing. Kiran starts to mold himself into the God by eating butter, practicing the flute, and even wearing blue makeup. The tone of the author is also sarcastic and funny but at the same time serious which makes the novel intriguing and interesting. Some of the major situations are very vividly described and that brings the scene to life but equally vivid and detailed are the descriptions of gardens and roads and houses which are unnecessary and slow down the pace of the book.

However the author interview makes me wonder if I missed the point since he mentioned “laugh” and “funny” which weren’t part of my reading experience. I will never respond emotionally the way he does.