Monstress (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: MonstressUser Review - Shauna - Goodreads
I don't usually gravitate to short stories but I read this because I read One Boo, One San Diego and this was the book for 2014. You know how, in school, there were books on the reading list that were ... Read full review
Review: MonstressUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
All of these stories feature Filipinos and most take place primarily in the United States, the two exceptions being a story bout Culion, a former leper colony, and "Help", a story of one family's ... Read full review
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