Sandip Roy is no stranger to the Bay Area. Having been on the literary and radio scene for several years, as well as a very well known LGBTQ activist for a couple of decades, it was just a matter of time before Sandip’s novel was published.
As many may know, Sandip was the editor of “Trikone” magazine for several years. Trikone is the non profit organization for LGBTQ South Asians in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Roy’s mesmerizing debut novel explores the inner lives of a family of Indian immigrants who can never reveal their secrets. Booklist calls Don’t Let Him Know “poignant, resonant…Told in 12 discrete chapters, each having the integrity of a short story, Roy’s [is a] quiet but piercing tale of immigrant domestic life…Roy’s is a warm, articulate voice speaking authentically about family influence on how we carry out our own lives.”
When Romola Mitra, a young Indian bride in the United States, stumbles upon a letter she was not meant to open, it changes her life. Decades later, her son, Amit, finds that letter among Romola’s possessions and thinks he has discovered a secret about her.
Traveling back and forth in time, crisscrossing between India and the United States, the stories follow Romola, her husband Avinash, and their son Amit, immigrants twice over, from childhood to adulthood to old age—through their struggles to bridge the chasms of geography, generation, and culture.
At this event, Sandip will be reading excerpts from his novel and the books will also be available for purchase at the event.
Sandip Roy was born in India, spent many years in San Francisco, and writes for mainstream and ethnic media outlets in both the U.S. and India, including regularly for The Huffington Post. He is the culture editor atFirstpost.com, a contributor to New American Media, and a commentator for Morning Edition on NPR. He has also been a radio host on KALW San Francisco.
This is a FREE event.