I Am An Executioner: Love Stories
An explosive, funny, wildly original fiction debut: nine stories about the power of love and the love of power, two urgent human desires that inevitably, and sometimes calamitously, intertwine.
In I Am an Executioner, Rajesh Parameswaran introduces us to a cast of heroes—and antiheroes—who spring from his riotous, singular imagination. From the lovesick tiger who narrates the unforgettable opener, “The Infamous Bengal Ming” (he mauls his zookeeper out of affection), to the ex-CompUSA employee who masquerades as a doctor; from a railroad manager in a turn-of-the-century Indian village, to an elephant writing her autobiography; from a woman whose Thanksgiving preparations put her husband to eternal rest, to the newlywed executioner of the title, these characters inhabit a marvelous region between desire and death, playfulness and violence. At once glittering and savage, daring and elegant, here are wholly unforgettable tales where reality loops in Borgesian twists and shines with cinematic exuberance, by an author who promises to dazzle the universe of American fiction.
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THE STRANGE CAREER OFDR RAJU GOPALARAJAN
I AM AN EXECUTIONER
NARRATIVE OF AGENT 974702
BIBHUTIBHUSHAN MALLIKSFINAL STORYBOARD
ELEPHANTS IN CAPTIVITY
ON THE BANKS OF TABLE RIVER PLANET LUCINA ANDROMEDA GALAXY AD 2319
A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
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