Henrietta and Junior live a quiet life on their remote farm where Junior tends to their fields and chickens. One evening Junior is surprised to see headlights coming down the drive. In the car is a man who introduces himself as Terrence. He works for a private firm contracted by the government, and he’s there to inform Junior he made the long list of people being considered for the “installation.”
If Junior is chosen, he will spend several years living far away where they are experimenting with life on other planets. And Junior doesn’t have a choice in the matter.
When Junior makes the short list, Terrence returns to live with them to help him prepare. What’s most distributing is that they will be creating a clone of Junior for Henrietta so she won’t miss him while he is away. And Terrence is determined to learn everything about Junior to create his replacement.
Strange and odd yet somehow engaging, Foe will leave you feeling uneasy much like Reid’s first novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things.