I Am an Executioner: Love Stories
An explosive, funny, wildly original fiction debut: nine stories about the power of love and the love of power, two urgent human desires that inevitably, and sometimes calamitously, intertwine.In I Am an Executioner, Rajesh Parameswaran introduces us to a cast of heroes—and antiheroes—who spring... show more
An explosive, funny, wildly original fiction debut: nine stories about the power of love and the love of power, two urgent human desires that inevitably, and sometimes calamitously, intertwine.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.
Publish date: April 10th 2012
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Die Liebe. Sie hat so viele Gesichter. Dementsprechend scheint es nicht allzu abwegig Kurzgeschichten darüber zu verfassen. Ich muss gestehen, dass ich nicht unbedingt der größte Fan von Kurzgeschichten bin: kaum hat man sich eingelesen, Charaktere lieben oder hassen gelernt, den Erzählstil verstand...
2.5 starsThis bookclub book was a bit like most Aronofsky movies--I'm glad I read it, and I have no desire to read it again.This is a collection of nine stories told from various perpectives. The opening story, for example, is told from the view of a Bengal tiger who is in love with its keeper. Othe...
Short stories aren't really my "thing." This collection had one or two stories I liked pretty well. But some of the stories weren't constructed very well, or were unsettling--and not in a way I enjoyed.But I like the cover.
I love short stories. These are just what short stories should be--a little weird, a little surprising, and very satisfying. Some are kind of gross. If seeing life from the point of view of the villain doesn't appeal to you, you might want to skip this.