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. Download and start listening now!