The Semplica-Girl Diaries

Semplica Girl

Source: George Saunders

In this short fiction piece, George Saunders writes diary entries from the perspective of a person living in a not-so-distant future society. In this world, one obtains status largely through ownership of "Semplica-Girls," poor women who agree to become human ornaments in order to provide money for their families. 


Artwork by Martin Ansin for the New Yorker

Keywords: Alienation , Exploitation , Hierarchies of Work , Manipulation