This is my first time posting here so please point out any etiquette mistakes I make :)
I am looking for help finding a trilogy I read some time ago. I can't seem to remember enough search terms to be able to locate it, though I hope someone on this site might be able to help.
What I remember:
- There is a double headed farmhand named Neds who lives with the main character on her farm, hired after the female protagonists brother leaves (disappears? I can't remember)
- The society is set up with different clans/groups labeled by color - purple, green, etc. I think each color is associated with a different occupation - religion, growing things and so on
- The protagonist is head of the secretive brown "clan" made up of outcasts located all over
- There is a secret tech filled bunker in their basement from where the protagonist (I wish I could remember her name!) runs the Brown "clan"
- There is something called Dust associated with the end of the world event that led to the formation of the society?
- The protagonist is actually held together with stitches - an apparently taboo thing that she has to keep hidden
- Something happens and in one of the later books the main character ends up in a parallel universe
- Her former personality was very different in that other universe and at one point, in an effort to stop the others from smothering her she threatens Neds by saying "I have matches and I know where you keep your smut"
I can remember other bits and pieces as well, but just not enough to be able to identify it. I really want to reread it so I hope someone can help!
Edit: More details after looking at the guide
- I don't remember how new the book was when I first read it, but I did read it within the last few years.
- Something about the writing style made me think of Brandon Sanderson, though that might just be my brain making random connections as nothing he has written matched this book.
- The protagonist's origin story (for lack of a better term) is that the father was a scientist who had a body of a young girl in his lab who no one could figure out how to wake up. When his daughter had a fatal accident he tried to transfer her consciousness into that body, but when it awoke, it wasn't his daughter who had survived, but the original inhabitant. In the alternate universe (introduced in the 2nd or 3rd book) it was the daughter who had survived, the reason the others had so much issues with her new personality
I don't know how much sense the last bullet makes, the reason I didn't include it the first time, but I hope something in here strikes a chord with someone out there.