Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shana Myara "Poolside" SubTerrain

Shana Myara's story "Poolside" appears in SubTerrain and concerns Naomi Kahane, a "fat girl" at a class pool party.

"Cotton batting, Styrofoam chips—there is no way to hide thighs in a bathing suit."

As classmates swim, banter, and sneak away for sex, Naomi's character is revealed through thoughts--of her own body's secrets, and of her own perceptive world of memories and feelings.

The narrative voice comes across as both perceptively playful and somber. This is an excellent story with a clear, rewarding, big-hearted narrative development.

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