Aloe longs for unconditional devotion to her boyfriend. But Lucas is an astronaut by profession; his thoughts occupy a more distant intergalactic realm and rarely come into contact with the everyday. And Aloe, smart as she may be, is plagued by the secrets of her childhood. What lies hidden beneath her sister’s strange beauty? If she loses more and more weight, Aloe can look like her sister; perhaps she can feel like her sister, too.
‘One of this year’s most intelligent novels.’