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MONSTRESS: Stories

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Unusual culture clashes between the Philippines and the West drive this intimate and admirably controlled debut story collection.Tenorio has a great knack for striking story premises. "Help" is narrated by a young man who's recruited by his uncle to attack the Beatles at the Manila airport for supposedly disrespecting Imelda Marcos. "The View From Culion" is set in a leper colony where a young ... Read full review

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Review: Monstress

User Review  - Marilyn - Goodreads

Just finished this book. It's the One Book One San Diego selection, and I can see why it was selected. It's well written. It's by a Filipino and mostly about Filipino immigrants in California. So ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gabrielle Friesen - Goodreads

The stories in Monstress are heartbreaking and beautiful. Reading them I felt homesick for a place I'd never been. The title story is by far the best, but each of the stories are a gift in their own right. Read full review

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User Review  - Lynne Andonian - Goodreads

Bay area setting of short stories focused on Philippine american life. Great read and very diverse stories! Read full review

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