The main character, Wiola, is a contestant on the makeover show Friday's Foxes. She agrees to undergo a series of plastic surgeries at the TV station's expense. We also meet the women in Wiola's family: her grandmother, who is always measuring up to a sister no one has ever seen and who might not even exist; her mother, who is involuntarily jealous of her daughters; and the two sisters, locked in sibling rivalry. Wiola's metamorphosis jolts the other characters out of their everyday stupor, revealing their hidden weaknesses and obsessions.