Dwellers: A Novel: Winner of the Philippine National Book Award
Cousins, who shall not be named according to the rules, are known as dwellers. They come from a family with the ability to inhabit the bodies of others. After a tragedy at their family estate, these cousins leave and take over the bodies of two brothers, Louis and Jonah, after a car accident. With Jonah stuck in a wheelchair, they return to Louis’ house, only to discover the body of a woman in their basement. They begin to see that they may have been better off in their old lives as secrets start to emerge.
I really enjoyed this story. While I loved the story itself, another bonus is that it’s short so it can easily be read in one sitting. Even in a short amount of time, this story packs a lot in. The situation the cousins come from is rough as well as the one they find themselves in taking over the new bodies. While they aren’t supposed to talk about their past, it’s clear they will have to in order to deal with their future. I have no idea how to classify this story, but I highly recommend you read it, no matter what genres you like.
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