My Blue Skin Lover
By Monona Wali


Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Gold Award for Multi-Cultural Fiction


One autumn night the Hindu god Shiva slips into the bedroom of 32-year old Anjali Mehta, and triggers an erotic and dangerous dissembling of her marriage and her life. Set in New York City, My Blue Skin Lover is one woman’s headlong journey into personal transformation.

“This small, lovely book is unpredictable to the very end, centered around a topic rarely seen in contemporary literature—the disruption that a true spiritual awakening can cause in an everyday life. Monona Wali’s depiction of American East Indians is a special pleasure, and this fine debut novel’s treatment of the stresses of academic life and upwardly mobile marriage is spot on.”
 — Janet Fitch, bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black

“A dangerous and wise book that I love.” — Jim Krusoe, author of The Sleep Garden and Parsifal

A universal collective story of desire.” — Andrew Tonkovich, host of KPFK’s Bibliocracy

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