Satyr of the Subway by Anita Nair
About Satyr of the Subway
When it was first published in 1997, Satyr of the Subway consisted of twelve stories, each worked around a dramatically different situation ranging from the mundane to the bizarre.
This revised edition includes three new stories and incorporates occasional alterations to text, some marginal, some significant, where the writer has revisited her characters or situations long after she first created them.
The result is a fascinating collection of stories that traverse the entire gamut of human emotion, penetrating in their insight into male-female relationships and seriously funny in their take on the futility of expectations from life or from lovers.
Praise for Satyr of the Subway
Nair’s short fiction presents a writer intoxicated by the manifold power of the word…There is no coyness here, no Shoba De patented steam. This is unembarrassed writing by a woman only secondarily concerned with her gender and like. She writes in a way that hasn’t been attempted very often by Indian women.Gentleman
Nair’s work is suffused with metaphor, myth and montages of life. The book reads like a poem in parts, rich with rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. It is impolite, yet hard to ignore.Indian Express
Publishers: Satyr of the Subway
- Har Anand Books – India
- Neri Pozza – Italy
- Editions Picquier – France
- Swiat – Poland
- Alfa Guara Spain
- Uitgeverij Signature – Netherlands
- Penguin- India