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I am an executioner : love stories

Author: Rajesh Parameswaran
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An explosive fiction debut from an astonishing new voice: darkly funny, wildly original stories about the power of love, and the love of power--two urgent human desires that inevitably, and often calamitously, intertwine. The unforgettable opener, "The Infamous Bengal Ming," is narrated by a misunderstood tiger whose affection for his keeper goes horribly awry. In "Demons," a woman tries to celebrate Thanksgiving  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rajesh Parameswaran
ISBN: 9780307595928 0307595927
OCLC Number: 745979747
Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The infamous Bengal Ming --
The strange career of Dr. Raju Gopalarajan --
Four Rajeshes --
I am an executioner --
Demons --
Narrative of Agent 97-4702 --
Bibhutibhushhan Mallik's final storyboard --
Elephants in captivity (part one) --
On the banks of the Table River (Planet Lucinda, Andromeda Galaxy, AD 2319).
Responsibility: Rajesh Parameswaran.

Abstract:

"An explosive fiction debut from an astonishing new voice: darkly funny, wildly original stories about the power of love, and the love of power--two urgent human desires that inevitably, and often calamitously, intertwine. The unforgettable opener, "The Infamous Bengal Ming," is narrated by a misunderstood tiger whose affection for his keeper goes horribly awry. In "Demons," a woman tries to celebrate Thanksgiving after the sudden death of her husband, even though his corpse is still sprawled on their living-room floor. In "The Strange Career of Dr. Raju Gopalarajan," an ex-CompUSA employee sets up a medical practice in a suburban strip mall armed only with textbooks from the local library and fake business cards. The heroes--and anti-heroes--of I Am An Executioner include a railroad manager in a turn-of-the-century Indian village, the newlywed executioner of the title, and an elephant writing her autobiography--the creations of a riotous, singular imagination that promises to dazzle the universe of American fiction"--
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