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This alternate history coming-of-age YA is the Winner of the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award.

There are two peoples living in the city of Ursa: the Cerels and the Travesters. Travesters move freely and enjoy a fine quality of life. Cerel men are kept in wild camps and the women are no longer allowed to have children. The Director presides over all with an iron fist.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2019 by Walker Books Australia
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3.5 stars - Compelling reading.

Ursa is a city divided between the haves (The Travesters) and the have nots (The Cerels).

15 year Leho lives in Ursa with his Cerel family, constantly struggling for enough to eat and in fear of the Travester guards, the Black Marks. It hasn’t always been like this. His Nanna tells them of a time when everyone was equal, and the colour of your hair and who your family was didn’t matter.

Now, with their father gone, Leho’s older brother Jorzy is the man of the family.
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