I Am an Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran audiobook

I Am an Executioner

By Rajesh Parameswaran
Read by Lina Patel and Neil Shah

Dreamscape 9780307595928
9.80 Hours Unabridged
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In I Am an Executioner, Rajesh Parameswaran introducesus to a cast of heroes, and antiheroes, who spring from his riotous, singularimagination. From the lovesick tiger who narrates the unforgettable opener,“The Infamous Bengal Ming” (he mauls his zookeeper out of affection), to theex-CompUSA employee who masquerades as a doctor; from a railroad manager in aturn of the century Indian village, to an elephant writing her autobiography; froma woman whose Thanksgiving preparations put her husband to eternal rest, to thenewlywed executioner of the title, these characters inhabit a marvelous regionbetween desire and death, playfulness and violence. At once glittering andsavage, daring and elegant, here are wholly unforgettable tales where realityloops in Borgesian twists and shines with cinematic exuberance, by an authorwho promises to dazzle the universe of American fiction.

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Summary

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A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Short Stories/Collections

A 2012 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction

One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction

In I Am an Executioner, Rajesh Parameswaran introducesus to a cast of heroes, and antiheroes, who spring from his riotous, singularimagination. From the lovesick tiger who narrates the unforgettable opener,“The Infamous Bengal Ming” (he mauls his zookeeper out of affection), to theex-CompUSA employee who masquerades as a doctor; from a railroad manager in aturn of the century Indian village, to an elephant writing her autobiography; froma woman whose Thanksgiving preparations put her husband to eternal rest, to thenewlywed executioner of the title, these characters inhabit a marvelous regionbetween desire and death, playfulness and violence.

At once glittering andsavage, daring and elegant, here are wholly unforgettable tales where realityloops in Borgesian twists and shines with cinematic exuberance, by an authorwho promises to dazzle the universe of American fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Don’t be misled by the subtitle of this offbeat debut collection: for Parameswaran, ‘love’ bespeaks deadly passion. These tales, with their grotesque imagery and bathetic reversals in tone, contain flashes of brilliance. Parameswaran shows a mastery of perspective and voice that hints at greater things to come.” Financial Times
“These are very much stories that make us ‘wonder the universe.’” New York Times Book Review
“This is among the most stimulating story collections I’ve read in a long while, and a reminder of the possibilities that still exist for short fiction in a jaded, post-post-modern world.” Sunday Guardian
“A worthy addition to your summer reading list and a book that cements Parameswaran’s place as a writer to watch.” New York Daily News
“Parameswaran is a dazzlingly versatile stylist and the conceits and voices here are varied and evocative. An inventive, impressive and witty book.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Rajesh Parameswaran

Author Bio: Rajesh Parameswaran

Rajesh Parameswaran’s stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, Five Chapters, and Fiction. “The Strange Career of Dr. Raju Gopalarajan” was one of three stories for which McSweeney’s earned a National Magazine Award in 2007, and it was reprinted in The Best American Magazine Writing. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 9.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English