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Monstress

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Monstress introduces a bold new writer who explores the clash and meld of disparate cultures. In the National Magazine Award-nominated title story, a has-been movie director and his reluctant leading lady travel from Manila to Hollywood for one last chance at stardom, unaware of what they truly stand to lose. In "Felix Starro," a famous Filipino faith healer and his grandson conduct an illicit business in San Francisco, though each has his own plans for their earnings. And after the Beatles reject an invitation from Imelda Marcos for a Royal Command Performance, an aging bachelor attempts to defend her honor by recruiting his three nephews to attack the group at the Manila International Airport in "Help."

Lysley Tenorio reveals the lives of people on the outside looking in with rare skill, humor, and deep understanding, in stories framed by tense, fascinating dichotomies - tenderness and power, the fantastical and the realistic, the familiar and the strange. Breathtakingly original, Monstress marks the arrival of a singular new voice in American fiction.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The stories in Monstrous announce the debut of an electric literary talent. Brilliantly quirky, often moving, always gorgeously told, these are tales of big hearted misfits who yearn for their authentic selves with extraordinary passion and grace." - Chang-Rae Lee


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Paperback Editions

2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Monstress Stories
Author(s): Lysley Tenorio
ISBN: 0-06-237950-X / 978-0-06-237950-4 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Monstress: Stories
Author(s): Lysley Tenorio
ISBN: 0-06-205956-4 / 978-0-06-205956-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Monstress: Stories
Author(s): Lysley Tenorio
Publisher: Ecco
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