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.
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"These short stories hum with life through the steady cadence and confident tones of narrators Neil Shah and Lina Patel. Whether portraying a Bengali tiger's thoughts or a woman's grief, Shah or Patel, depending on who is telling which story, will have listeners holding their breath. They pace the stories so well that listeners will be eager for the climax of each story. Both mimic Indian-accented English through intonation and pronunciation and are fairly successful. Appropriately, Patel's female immigrant characters come through more gently than Shah's male characters. On the whole, this is a wonderful jaunt through a first story collection. M.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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