Otar the Queer
- Modern Georgian Prose
Collection of short stories "Otar the Queer" by Erekle Deisadze brings together his latest four stories: "Human Barbeque" (...I'll tell him that I won't be eating his flesh at the Christmas feast as not everything one likes is edible); "Bon Appétit" (...My mother told me to go home and look after my husband because "A good horse never gets whipped". Bear his children – she said, – child fixes everything); "Precision" (...When a man dies, he gets buried. In Tusi's case it was the opposite. She was buried first and only then she died); "Otar the Queer" (...I lost my parents, my family but I found myself that I had never actually lost).
In these short stories, by using creative skills and laconic narration, Erekle Deisadze manages to shape his ideas so that it is easily perceivable by the reader. He directs his reader's attention toward the most painful issues of our modern society such as children living on streets, wars and its consequences, violence against women, the negative impact of society on people's lives, being a slave of the stereotypes, indifference from the government, sexual minorities and so on.
Before being published in this collection of stories, one of the short stories "Precision" was included in the English Anthology of Georgian Prose by the British Publishing house "Comma Press". Soon this collection of stories will also be published in Germany.