by Sophie Mackintosh
Reviewed by Janet:
From the author of The Water Cure comes a stark tale of a society where the color of a ticket drawn by girls on the day of their first bleed determines the rest of their life. From the moment Calla draws that blue ticket, her life as a single career woman is fixed and guided by all-knowing doctors and enforced by emissaries. It is when she begins to question why the life of the white ticket - that of motherhood and family - wasn’t her assigned lot that her life goes off track.