This book is slow, character focused, and not much happens...and I really enjoyed it! If you're looking for action or detailed world-building this isn't the book for you. What you get instead is a deep dive into the lives of two women, and a well-crafted exploration of what it means to be human, to have agency, and ultimately to belong. The writing was lush but not so much it bogged things down. The characters were well drawn. It was emotionally cathartic. And I liked the robot. It was a nice mid-winter read.