Nestled in New York's Hudson Valley is the Farm, a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby for someone else. Desperately needing money, Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, commits to being a "Host." But now pregnant and consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside—which the Farm cannot allow.
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