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I Am an Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran.. Take a ride on the wild side. These stories will recharge the way you look at character and setting, to say the least. Very sliced and diced is our usual reality by this author. Joyous!

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Parameswaran prefers first-person narration to the more detached third person, but his storytellers are also wedded to a 21st-century experimentalism, continually uncaging themselves from realist fiction. From tigers and elephants to a man in a yellowing photograph and, most simply and touchingly, just a “being” in “On the Banks of Table River,” they form an unpredictable and often charming cavalcade, revealing both the particularity of what they perceive and the extent of what they misunderstand or simply miss. Raptly attentive to their own narratives, they gradually paint us into corners. We must peer around and above them before we can escape."

The New York Times

"Parameswaran is a dazzlingly versatile stylist and the conceits and voices here are varied and evocative. An inventive, impressive and witty book."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: Rajesh Parameswaran’s stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, 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. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Executioner-Love-Stories/dp/0307595927

Book Details: Historical Fiction; (272 pp. Spacadelic: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://knopfdoubleday.com/

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