April 28, 2009

rakesh satyal’s blue boy on sale today!

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Today at Harper Perennial, we’re celebrating the release of Blue Boy!


Blue Boy is the new novel from Harper editor Rakesh Satyal. You may not know Rakesh, but he’s probably edited some of your favorite books (his authors include Paulo Coelho, Armistead Maupin, and Clive Barker), and now he’s written his own. Chuck Palahniuk said that Blue Boy “shows us a world too funny and sad and sweet to be based on anything but the truth.” Scott Heim called it “a wild, rollicking, bittersweet book” and said that “for a debut novelist, Rakesh Satyal is uncommonly bold and precise, and his narrator — hilarious, gay, Indian, stumblingly adolescent Kiran — is unforgettable.”

Congratulations Rakesh!