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Blue boy

Author: Rakesh Satyal
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Satyal's lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy's transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Twelve-year-old Kiran Sharma's a bit of an outcast: he likes ballet and playing with his mother's makeup. He also reveres his Indian heritage and convinces himself that the reason he's having trouble fitting in is because he's actually the 10th reincarnation of Krishnaji. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
LGBTQ YA
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Satyal, Rakesh.
Blue boy.
New York : Kensington, 2009
(OCoLC)649160416
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rakesh Satyal
ISBN: 1607518937 9781607518938 0758231369 9780758231369
OCLC Number: 276816912
Notes: Includes Reading Group Guide (p. [269]-272).
Awards: Winner of Lambda Literary Awards (Gay Debut Fiction) 2009
Description: 276 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Rakesh Satyal.

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Satyal's lovely coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy's transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. Twelve-year-old Kiran Sharma's a bit of an outcast: he likes ballet and playing with his mother's makeup. He also reveres his Indian heritage and convinces himself that the reason he's having trouble fitting in is because he's actually the 10th reincarnation of Krishnaji. He plans to come out to the world at the 1992 Martin Van Buren Elementary School talent show, and much of the book revels in his comical preparations as he creates his costume, plays the flute and practices his dance moves to a Whitney Houston song. But as the performance approaches, something strange happens: Kiran's skin begins to turn blue. Satyal writes with a graceful ease, finding new humor in common awkward pre-teen moments and giving readers a delightful and lively young protagonist.

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