Nem is a student of English Literature at Delhi University. He drifts between classes, weed-hazy parties, and the amorous complexities of campus life, until a chance encounter with an art historian steers him into a world of pleasure and artistic discovery. One day, without warning, his mentor disappears. Years later, a cryptic note plunges him into a search for this mysterious figure from his past, a search which turns into a reckoning with himself. Retelling the myth of Poseidon and his youthful male devotee Pelops, Seahorse transforms a simple coming-of-age story into an epic drama of love, loss and healing.
About the Author
Janice Pariat is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories, which won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction in 2013. Her work including cultural features, literary columns, art and book reviews appears in a wide selection of newspapers and magazines.