If you could replace your frail human body with a shiny new robot body, would you? Would you have to have an incurable disease, or a physical disability? Would you have to be damaged? Broken? Or would you do it just because you could? How much of your humanity do you think would survive within you?
Arakawa Portland is a post-human plastic—her flesh body abandoned nearly a decade ago—who has been enlisted to counsel a young woman who is considering making the transition. At first, counseling the girl only serves to reinforce Portland’s belief that she has moved beyond so much of the human condition. But, when the girl is abducted, Portland is sent on a search for answers and vengeance. A search that will raise further questions at each dark, weird turn, and shake Portland’s faith in her own mind and body.