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Last Call: <em>A Face Like Glass</em> by Frances Hardinge
In A Face Like Glass's underground city of Caverna, wines can remove memories, cheeses can induce hallucinations, and perfumes can trick a person to trust the wearer in any instance. Odder still, everyone's face is "as blank as untouched snow." Facesmiths can teach others expressions, and how to show and fake emotions, but at a price. When a young girl, Neverfell, is able to display emotions as clearly as the most skilled Facesmiths, and always genuinely, she becomes feared by all, and is forced to wear a mask. Always seeing the truth on Neverfell's face, makes her dangerous indeed...
Truth can be a tricky thing. Are there "truths" about yourself or your creative process that turned out to be more mythical than meaningful? How did you get past them?
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