Anita is a beautiful Synthetic, purchased by the Hawkins family to help around the house. Most of the time, Anita is the pliant, servile automaton that all Synths are supposed to be – but every so often she does something inexplicable. Is there something more to Anita than the android she appears to be?
A double image … so interesting … could there be more than two meanings?
Laura Hawkins is a woman who seems to have it all – smart, funny, with a great career as a lawyer, a loving husband and children. But inside she is struggling with a secret not even her family is aware of. Will the arrival of Anita in her house force her to come clean – or tear her family apart forever?
Joe Hawkins is a family man who loves his wife and is a good father. He’s funny, relaxed, loving, and treats his kids as equals. He’s less adept, however, at dealing with the deeper emotional issues his family faces. In a misguided and hapless attempt to “fix” the family’s problems he buys Anita, not realizing that she is about to worsen the situation she was designed to alleviate.