I Am An Executioner

I Am An Executioner

Love Stories

Book - 2012
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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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307595928
0307595927
Call Number: F PARAMESW
Characteristics: 259 p. ; 22 cm

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librarylizzard Jul 09, 2015

All these stories resolve around the (often misguided) power of love. The opening tale, of a tiger that literally loves its keeper to death, will absolutely stick in your mind. If you are a fan of short stories looking for a quirky new voice, look no further.

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mexicanadiense
Dec 15, 2012

A collection of surprising stories, some cleverer than others but definitely worth the while.

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