By Jessica Chiarella
Within the spirit of Station 11 and The Age of Miracles, this interesting literary debut novel imagines the implications while 4 traditional people are granted an opportunity to proceed their lives in genetically ideal types in their former bodies.
Would you reside your lifestyles otherwise in case you got a moment probability? Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda—four terminally sick patients—have been chosen for the SUBlife pilot application, so as to provide them brand-new, genetically ideal our bodies which are distinctive copies in their former selves—without a unmarried imperfection. Blemishes, scars, freckles, and wrinkles have all disappeared, their fingerprints are diversified, their imaginative and prescient is impeccable, and most significantly, their health problems were cured.
But the clean begin they’ve been given is whatever yet ideal. with out their previous our bodies, their new actual identities were misplaced. Hannah, a creative prodigy, has to relearn how one can carry a broom; David, a Congressman, grapples along with his outdated conduct; Connie, an actress whose lovely seems are restored after a prolonged sickness, attempts to navigate an passionate about actual attractiveness; and Linda, who spent 8 years paralyzed after a automobile coincidence, now struggles to reconnect with a family members that turns out to have outfitted a brand new lifestyles with no her. As each one attempts to re-enter their earlier lives and relationships they're confronted with the query: how a lot of your identification rests not only on your brain, yet on your middle, your physique?
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