Lysley Tenorio in Zoetrope

Thanks to Salon Member Rio Liang for the heads up, here’s a quick peek of Lysley Tenorio’s story, “Felix Starro” featured in Zoetrope’s Current Issue: The New Generation of Classic Short Stories:

We were here to perform the Holy Blessed Extraction of Negativities on unwell Filipino Americans. Mrs. Delgado was our 153rd patient, but we treated her like the first and let her tell the story of her pain as if we had never heard it before. “It begins here”—she tapped her heart, then three spots on her stomach—”then here and here, sometimes here. Bastard American doctors tell me nothing is wrong, like I’m so old, so crazy-in-the-head.” Read more…


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