"In Gomorrah, everyone might be treated equally, but, in the end, money divides the affluent from the rest."
Yes? I mean, that's the definition of "affluent." Also, I'm willing to bet that the author's definition of "equal" is a bit fuzzy. Maybe more along the lines of the Animal Farm definition of "equal."
I'm confused about how things work in this book. Serena (the heroine, whose name I finally caught) is the adopted (?) daughter of the leader of this traveling city. They seem to be on good terms, and Serena trusts him. However, there's also some lady readers haven't met yet who Serena takes care of and considers to be her surrogate parent. Serena has a deal set up with a shady guy who steals from audience members in her shows, allowing her to afford medication for this parental figure. Why doesn't she ask her father for help, especially since her association with this thief could result in Gomorrah being banned from places it was previously welcome? If that's really the case, she isn't just putting herself at risk, she's risking the livelihoods of all 10,000 inhabitants of this traveling circus.
I'm also wondering about the logistics of packing up and moving this many people. At the moment, they're being forced to do it in a matter of hours, which seems difficult to believe.
Edit: Oh, and a guess as to the identity of the murderer:
Serena's adoptive father either killed Gill, her illusion, himself or hired someone to do it for him.