Enclave can easily be rounded out by examining the status of the “other”. In this world, each society Deuce and Fade come into contact with has adapted in a different way. By telling the story through Deuce, it allows a sense of innocence in the observations of the cultures they come into contact with. It humanizes each society.
I love how Aguirre parallels Fade and Deuce’s relationship with the story by George Macdonald, The Day Boy and the Night Girl. The way she’s structured Deuce’s story alongside Nycteris is beautiful and so perfect for how the character develops.
Looking forward to more.