The entire book takes place in a metaverse, like Second Life only awesome and mainstream.
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(and why we need to get this book into the hands of more readers)
At the end of the book, the white male protagonist find out his best friend (who had a white male avatar is a heavy, African American woman and the woman he fell in love with is “rubenesque” with a port wine stain on her face.
What does the white male protagonist do? Well, he doesn’t cuss them out, call them names, or do anything we’ve learned to expect. Instead he high gives his best friend and hugs the girl her loves and realizes that the emotions that came through the avatars were true, even if everyone chose different looks online.
A book where two fat women are half of the hero quartet.