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About the Book

When She Woke

Bellwether Prize winner Hillary Jordan’s provocative new novel, WHEN SHE WOKE, tells the story of a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed --- their skin color is genetically altered to match the class of their crimes --- and then released back into the population to survive as best they can. Hannah is a Red; her crime is murder.

In seeking a path to safety in an alien and hostile world, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a path of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith.

When She Woke
by Hillary Jordan

  • Publication Date: October 4, 2011
  • Genres: Dystopian, Fiction, Thriller
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN-10: 1565126297
  • ISBN-13: 9781565126299