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I'm trying to remember the title of a sci-fi novel I read back in 2007, maybe later. It was in English and printed in the USA. It was a dystopian future type novel that dealt with an Hispanic type (I think) protagonist who had a mother that was suffering from a disease in which her muscles were solidifying to the point that she was becoming a literal living statue.
It was a highly specialized hive/caste society in which you were identified by BODY SMELLS. if you gave off a certain odor you were recognized for whatever position you were assigned in life. The protagonist learns how to artificially mask his body smells/pheromones(?) in order to move up the societal ladder. I believe the book was called "Claive" or "Glaive" but I can't seem to locate it online. Any help in identifying this novel would be GREATLY appreciated!