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I'm trying to find the author/title of a story.

Jan is an austere woman living a dull and predictable life in a time with no monetary transactions, but "credits" rather. She has saved up a considerable sum in credits. She eventually and unexpectedly gets involved with a beautiful douche of a man.

We come to find that this man is living out his existence via a surrogate body. His true form has been disfigured. In order to operate the surrogate body, he must keep his true form close by the surrogate and neurally linked to it. Jan discovers this, as well as a female surrogate body not in use...

Does any of this sound familiar?

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    Since you asked "Does any of this sound familiar?", yes. It reminds me to SPOILER ALERT Isaac Asimov's short story "Evidence", in which the antagonist Mr. Quinn suggests that Stephen Byerley has had his body disfigured and carrier destroyed in a car accident, but has created a robotic surrogate body that now lives his life. There is no woman lover mentioned though. – b_jonas Dec 14 '15 at 15:13
  • Please edit your question to include more clues per scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/story-identification/info . It would help if you could tell us the genre: whether it's a novel, short story, or something else. Also tell approximately when you read it, in what language, and possibly how old the book might have been. – b_jonas Dec 14 '15 at 15:30
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    Reminds me of James Tiptree's The Girl Who Was Plugged In. – Joe L. Dec 14 '15 at 15:34
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    FWIW the woman in Asimov's short story 'Evidence' is named Susan Calvin. She's a recurring character in his Robot series. – Wintermute Jan 24 '18 at 21:22
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    There's a 90's era series of cyberpunk novels by Wilhelmina Baird where this happens, but the female protagonist isn't very secure financially. – Spencer Jan 30 '18 at 12:13

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