“For Me the Story Is Always the Characters”: An Interview With Ranbir Singh Sidhu

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 […]

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