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Review: People Collide by Isle McElroy and narrated by Daniel Henning and Aida Reluzco

Title: People Collide

Author: Isle McElroy (narrated by Daniel Henning and Aida Reluzco
Year published: 2023
Category: Adult fiction
Pages: 256 pages
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Location: (my 2023 Google Reading map)Bulgaria

SummaryWhen Eli leaves the cramped Bulgarian apartment he shares with Elizabeth, his more organized and successful wife, he discovers that he now inhabits her body. Not only have he and his wife traded bodies but Elizabeth, living as Eli, has disappeared without a trace. What follows is Eli’s search across Europe to America for his missing wife—and a roving, no-holds-barred exploration of gender and embodied experience.

As Eli comes closer to finding Elizabeth—while learning to exist in her body—he begins to wonder what effect this metamorphosis will have on their relationship and how long he can maintain the illusion of living as someone he isn’t. Will their new marriage wither completely in each other's bodies? Or is this transformation the very thing Eli and Elizabeth need for their marriage to thrive?

Review: I listened to this book for one of my book groups and I think we all had the wrong idea going into it. We thought it was going to be more about gender and society's norms around gender, but instead it's more of a "Freaky Friday" sort of vibe.

I thought it was okay, but it didn't really capture my attention. I may not have given it a fair shake since I listened to most of it on flights and may have dozed off and gotten distracted. Have you read this?

Challenges for which this counts:
  • Literary Escapes--Bulgaria

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