Through round after round of extensive plastic surgery and vigorous maintenance, Ririko has become the absolute manifestation of beauty, and becomes a wildly successful model, actress, and singer. However, soon, her body, unable to withstand the burdens of surgery, begins to crumble, and along with it so does her mind, as she plummets towards a frightening and inevitable end.
A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950’s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.