Toshi’s confident he can smooth the whole situation over if Markesha would stop freaking out and let him work. Markesha doesn’t see how her father’s writing could do anything to fix the situation.
After The Withering a new tradition was born around the scarcity of food and the dishes people eat from. Before the birth of a baby, a grandparent will buy a bowl that the child will use into adulthood as a symbol of abundance and health. The dish would be presented to the mother before birth and used to feed a child their first solid meal, usually of rice or fish. Markesha’s rabbit bowl is one of these special dishes, given to her from her grandmother Maliah.