If you are a plastic surgeon you will find this book disturbing. If you are an aspiring model, you should find it more disturbing still.
Jamie Angelo is just your standard paranoid Yaley, jobbing artist-cum-techno junkie-cum-freelance surgeon. Well, strictly not a surgeon as such. Not an AMA registered surgeon anyway. Not actually a medical graduate. But he does have a vision.
He is quietly (and illicitly) developing an unlicenced technique in cosmetic surgery which one day will take the world by storm. He is carrying out a series of increasingly ambitious surgical procedures in his studio-apartment, kept secret from all but his closest associates.
Even his girlfriend Jaishree - culture vulture, performance artiste, and part time feminist, is unaware of his lucrative sideline. Until, that is, her own looks begin to wilt, taking her career with them.
Together they embark on the most ambitious project so far. They are catapulted through blinding success to a place where Fate alone is in control, where Jamie will learn more than he bargained for about his new technique, and the people around him.