I AM AN EXECUTIONER: Love Stories
Published by Knopf April 13, 2012
Author tour: Austin, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Seattle.
“A potent, haunting, darkly sublime, and complexly compassionate debut collection.
“Lethal innocence and the uncanny pairing of brutality and tenderness shape Parameswaran’s macabre love stories. A thoughtful zoo tiger is only trying to express love when he inadvertently goes on a killing spree. The thin line between freedom and imprisonment is traced to provocative effect in a story told by a captured elephant, though the footnotes written by her alleged translator, a curious sort of elephant man obsessed with suicide, take over her narrative.
“Venturing into Kafka and Borges territory, Parameswaran writes pristine, even serene prose that flows in disquieting counterpoint to the grotesqueness of most of his tales, with one sterling exception, a heartbreaking, Chekhovian story about an aging art director helplessly in love with the wife of a world-famous filmmaker.”
—Donna Seaman in a starred review for BOOKLIST
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