AWashington Post Best Book of the Year The heroes and anti-heroes of I Am an Executioner include a misunderstood tiger whose affection for his keeper goes horribly awry, a woman trying to celebrate Thanksgiving with her husband s corpse sprawled on their living-room floor, and an ex-CompUSA employee setting up a medical practice armed only library books and fake business cards. Rajesh Parameswaran has a riotous, singular imagination that promises to dazzle the universe of American fiction.
Rajesh Parameswaran s stories have appeared in McSweeney s, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story, Five Chapters, 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.