Premee Mohamed’s 2021 And What Can We Offer You Tonight is a standalone dystopic tale of revenge.
The world of the distant future is perfectly ordered and just. The wealthy are free to enjoy their wealth; the poor are free to work at ill-paid jobs and die of hunger and disease. All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
Courtesan Winsome Winfield is murdered by a client of her brothel, the House of Bicchieri. That’s OK by the House: a free-spending customer is more important than a mere prostitute.
The other courtesans of the House give their friend a quiet burial.
Winsome’s resurrection is utterly unexpected.