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I Am an Executioner: Love Stories (MP3 CD)
In the unforgettable opener, 'The Infamous Bengal Ming, ' a misunderstood tiger's affection for his keeper goes horribly awry. In 'Demons, ' a woman tries to celebrate Thanksgiving after the sudden death of her husband, even though his corpse is still sprawled on their living-room floor. In 'The Strange Career of Dr. Raju Gopalarajan, ' an ex-CompUSA employee sets up a medical practice in a suburban strip mall armed only with textbooks from the local library and fake business cards. The heroes - and anti-heroes - of this collection include a railroad manager in a turn-of-the-century Indian village, the newlywed executioner of the title, and an elephant writing her autobiography - the creations of a riotous, singular imagination that promises to dazzle the universe of American fiction.
About the Author
Rajesh Parameswaran is a graduate of Yale Law School. His stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, Fiction, and Book. 'The Strange Career of Doctor Raju Gopalarajan' earned McSweeney's a National Magazine Award and was anthologized in Best American Magazine Writing 2007. He has had residencies at Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony.READER BIO Neil Shah is a classically trained actor whose credits range from off-Broadway and regional stages to television and film appearances. Past audiobooks include the recently released House of Stone and The Black Banners (both with Blackstone Audio), among several others. He holds an MFA from the University of San Diego/Old Globe Program. Lina Patel is a performer and writer based in Los Angeles. A critically acclaimed actor and voice-over artist Lina has performed on stage in New York, Los Angeles and regionally, and guest-starred on several television shows.Titles Lina has narrated for Penguin and Random House include Faulkner s, As I Lay Dying, Rani Manicka s Rice Mother, and Arturo Perez-Reverte s, The Queen of the South."