Monstress (short story collection)
Monstress is a 2012 collection of stories by Lysley Tenorio.
In "Superassassin", an isolated boy writes a biographical report on the Green Lantern and practices being a super-powered avenger with disastrous results.
In "Felix Starro", the grandson of a famous Filipino faith healer plans his escape from the family business.
In "The Brothers", a man buries his transgender sister with the help of her friend and remembers the brother he lost.
In "The View From Culion", a young woman raised in a leper colony strikes up a tentative friendship with a US Navy officer afflicted with the disease.
In "Save the I-Hotel", an elderly man tries to manage his homosexual desire for his oldest friend.
- Laura Collins-Hughes (February 4, 2012). "'Monstress' by Lysley Tenorio". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- "Mnstress". Kirkus Reviews. December 15, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- Alexander Chee (February 1, 2012). "'Monstress': The Beautiful And The Damned". NPR. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- Brandi K. Herrera (February 18, 2012). "'Monstress' review: Caught in a holding pattern, straddling a divide". Oregon Live. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- "Lysley Tonorio on Monstress", The Paris Review, January 31, 2012
- "'Monstress': The Beautiful and The Damned", NPR, February 1, 2012
- "Book of the Week: Monstress", Slate, February 24, 2012
- Interview at The Rumpus, June 14, 2012
- "The Books of 2012 You Never Heard About (But Should've), Slate, November 28, 2012
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