Waking the Dead
by Yvette Tan
A young woman is irresistibly drawn to the polluted Pasig River. A couple finds a baby on their doorstep that may not be human. The author of this book receives random phone calls from her dead father. And in this new edition, a B movie-inspired tale joins the ranks, told with the author’s signature meld of Filipino folk beliefs and modern settings. These are some of the stories in the critically acclaimed Waking the Dead and Other Stories, considered a significant work in Pinoy horror literature. From supernatural terrors to human atrocities, each story in this collection makes us further question our understanding of the universe, and undermines our belief of what is real and what is not, and what true monsters are made of.