Eagerly awaiting Lysley Tenorio’s new book “Monstress”

Published by Ecco and released January 31, 2012, Monstress is Lysley Tenorio’s collection of short stories. In the meantime, he’s launched a new website, set dates for his upcoming book tour, and got a story in The Atlantic. Here’s a taste:

Isa couldn’t wait to leave the Philippines. But when we pull into an American town of foggy streets and gray, concrete houses, she looks confused, then panicked.

By Lysley Tenorio

My sister, Isa, speaks English and Tagalog. But one word, she could say in many languages: koigokoro, beminnen, mahal, amor. “It’s the most important thing,” she used to say, “the only thing. L-O-V-E. Love.” So when we learned that we would be moving to California, to a city called L’amour, she called it home, the place where we were always meant to be. I believed her.

This was January of 1974, our final days in the Philippines. Isa was sixteen, I was eight, and we were from San Quinez, a small southern village surrounded by sugar-cane fields and cassava groves, with a single paved road winding through. Every house was like ours, made of bamboo and nipa and built on stilts, and every neighbor was somehow family. No one was a stranger where we lived.

Read the entire story here and mark your calendars!

Readings and Events for 2012

FEBRUARY 2
7:30 PM
BOOKS INC.
2275 Market ST
Castro District
San Francisco, CA 94114

FEBRUARY 7
7:00 PM
GREEN APPLE BOOKS
506 Clement ST
San Francisco, CA 94118

FEBRUARY 8
7:00 PM
A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS
6120 LaSalle AVE
Oakland, CA 94611

FEBRUARY 9
7:00 PM
BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

FEBRUARY 17
7:30 PM
SKYLIGHT BOOKS
1818 N. Vermont AVE
Los Angeles, CA 90027

FEBRUARY 18
7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE
10775 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126

FEBRUARY 21
7:00 PM
VROMAN’S BOOKSTORE
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

FEBRUARY 22
7:30 PM
POWELL’S BOOKSTORE
1005 W Burnside ST
Portland, OR 97209

FEBRUARY 23
7:00 PM
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
4326 University Way
Seattle, WA 98105

MARCH 1
7:00 PM
ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP (outside Chicago)
1300 N Mill ST
Naperville, IL 60563

MARCH 7
7:00 PM
COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS
2316 Montgomery DR
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

MARCH 15
5:10 PM
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN @ ANN ARBOR
UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI

APRIL 5
7:30 PM
GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE
In discussion w/Jessica Hagedorn
686 Fulton ST
Brooklyn, NY 11217

MAY 16
7:00 PM
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460)
Stanford, CA

MAY 31
6:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
Living Writers Series
Humanities Lecture Hall
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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