I Am An Executioner: Love Stories

I Am An Executioner: Love Stories

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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),… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

The writing is dryly comic and often absurd – in the way of much tricksy short storytelling from America – which is this collection's strength and failing.

A compulsive and infectious narrative restlessness marks Rajesh Parameswaran’s first collection of short fiction, “I Am an Executioner.”

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (April 10, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012

"The 100 books on this year's fiction list encompass a range of categories. Debuts, story collections, thrillers, mysteries, translations, science...

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