Marriage of a Thousand Lies by S.J. Sindu
Lucky and her husband Krishna are both gay but marry to please their conservative Sri Lankan American families. Both of them date on the side, and it seems to be going well. She goes out dancing, she drinks a bit, and she makes ends meet by doing digital art on commission. However Lucky’s grandmother has a nasty fall, and she has to return 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.
Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering the marriage but does Nisha really want to be saved. Lucky attempts to 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? Marriage of a Thousand Lies explores a life lived at a complex intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality.
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