In our morning reading: a new essay from Chloe Caldwell, thoughts on books from Maggie Nelson and Karan Mahajan, and more.
The characters in Ranbir Singh Sidhu‘s novel Deep Singh Blue abound with restlessness. Narrator Deep Singh is a young man bristling at an increasingly bleak family life–specifically, his parents’ unhappy marriage and his brother’s increasing separation from reality. He begins an affair with Lily, a woman a decade his senior, which pushes both to increasingly damaged places. Set in Reagan-era northern California, Sidhu’s novel evokes casual bigotry and sudden eruptions of violence. I talked with him via email about the […]