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Ink - Sabrina Vourvoulias
Ink
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What happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? The near-future, dark speculative novel INK opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history -... show more
What happens when rhetoric about immigrants escalates to an institutionalized population control system? The near-future, dark speculative novel INK opens as a biometric tattoo is approved for use to mark temporary workers, permanent residents and citizens with recent immigration history - collectively known as inks. Set in a fictional city and small, rural town in the U.S. during a 10-year span, the novel is told in four voices: a journalist; an ink who works in a local population control office; an artist strongly tied to a specific piece of land; and a teenager whose mother runs an inkatorium (a sanitarium-internment center opened in response to public health concerns about inks). The main characters grapple with ever-changing definitions of power, home and community; relationships that expand and complicate their lives; personal magicks they don t fully understand; and perceptions of otherness based on ethnicity, language, class and inclusion. In this world, the protagonists magicks serve and fail, as do all other systems - government, gang, religious organization - until only two things alone stand: love and memory.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780615657813 (0615657818)
ASIN: 615657818
Publisher: Crossed Genres Publications
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
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T. L. Morganfield
T. L. Morganfield rated it
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Emotionally poignant and eerily plausible given the current political climate. I particularly enjoyed the use of magic realism. Will definitely look for more of Vourvoulias' work in the future.
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