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From The Washington Post:
"Rajesh Parameswaran takes [a] taste for the bizarre and catapults it into the realm of the masterful. I AM AN EXECUTIONER: LOVE STORIES marks the advent of a genuinely distinctive voice in American fiction, abundantly inventive, deceptively cunning and fearless in its careening disregard for the strictures of careful, polite storytelling... Parameswaran has the knack for mimicry and ventriloquism of a born outsider, guilelessly transporting the reader into a Swiftian upside-down land where the rules of logic and of sense have been temporarily suspended.... a debut collection of startling freshness and force."

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“Think of life as a story. Each one must come to an end, for it to have form and meaning. What gives life to the stories are the bodies at the end of them.”
Rajesh Parameswaran, I Am an Executioner: Love Stories

“For Shanti, every inch of life, every color or shape, bears a unique and pulsing resonance...Elephants don't enjoy those simple Freudian-type luxuries humans take for granted: aphasia, repression, sublimation, omission. Memory for them is an edifice, a fixed and growing thing, enlarging itself brick by brick with every passing hour. It is a burden.”
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“When people talk about Manju and her husband and what they did and what happened to them, they should try to remember that people have depths.”
Rajesh Parameswaran, I Am an Executioner: Love Stories




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