A neat story from Foster. She takes us only a few years into the future, when the real world is seen and experienced through the filter of technology, people and places made to look, and feel, quite different – giving the individual to appear to others exactly as they wish.
When the technology goes down for a few minutes – a vanishingly rare occurrence – people see each other as they really are : wrinkles and all.
There’s a twist in the tail with the story, or indeed, a couple of kinks in the tale as it were, as the kittenish love interest of the protagonist turns out to be quite, quite different in RL (Real Life). OMG WTF LOL I believe the youngsters say these days….