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Córdova, Gerardo Sámano - Monstrilio Paperback

Córdova, Gerardo Sámano - Monstrilio Paperback

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In the heart of Mexico City, a grieving mother discovers a strange, pulsating lung, believing it to be a sign from her deceased son. She nurses it back to life, nurturing it into a monstrous creature named Monstrilio, whom she hides within the walls of their decaying mansion.

As Monstrilio grows, so does the mother's obsession with it, blurring the lines between love and monstrosity. Their bond becomes increasingly complex, testing societal norms and challenging the boundaries of family and identity.


A thought-provoking meditation on grief, acceptance, and the monstrous sides of love and loyalty, Gerardo Sámano Córdova blends bold imagination and evocative prose with deep emotional rigor to create an unforgettable tale of self-discovery and the enduring power of connection.

LGBT Themes:

  • Queerness and identity
  • Acceptance and self-acceptance
  • Family and relationships

Relevant Tags: LGBTQ+, Coming-of-Age, Horror, Magical Realism, LGBT Literature, Grief, Identity, Family

Awards & Recognition:

  • Nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Mystery/Thriller

Title: Monstrilio: A Novel

Author: Gerardo Sámano Córdova

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery

Pages: 336

Publisher: Zando

Release Date: January 30, 2024

Weight: 340 grams

Size: 5 x 0.75 x 8.25 inches

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