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I Am An Executioner (Signed First Edition)

Rajesh Parameswaran

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ISBN 10: 0307595927 / ISBN 13: 9780307595928
Published by Knopf (New York), 2012
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First edition. First printing. Hardbound. BRAND NEW. Very fine/very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy, opened only for signature. HE has signed his name only, without any other writing. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Smoke-free. Defect-free. Shipped in well padded box. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 04-2012-98

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Title: I Am An Executioner (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Knopf (New York)

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author:

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.

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