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(2) YA Apprentice inker Leora creates skin tattoos that trace "worthy" citizens' life stories, preserved as books after death. When a criminal is tattooed with a crow, signifying that he's to be forgotten, Leora remembers that mark on her late father, making her question what she's been taught. Amid the narrative's original myths, tattoo imagery, and traces of magic, readers will find thought-provoking commentary on commemoration, belonging, and oppression.

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