I am an executioner : love stories / Rajesh Parameswaran.
- ISBN: 9780307595928 (hardback)
- ISBN: 0307595927 (hardback)
- Description: 259 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2012.
- 8 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
- 1 copy at Northern Essex Community College.
0 current holds with 8 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus||Stacks||PS3616.A725 I15 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Contents:||The infamous Bengal Ming -- The strange career of Dr. Raju Gopalarajan -- Four Rajeshes -- I am an executioner -- Demons -- Narrative of Agent 97-4702 -- Bebhutibhushhan Mallik's final storyboard -- Elephants in captivity (part one) -- On the banks of the Table River (Planet Lucinda, Andromeda Galaxy, AD 2319).|
|Summary:||"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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