Hillary Jordan signs WHEN SHE WOKE

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 5:00pm
With perhaps a not so subtle nod toward Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hillary Jordan weaves a tale of a dystopian future not so very distant from Hawthorne’s own America.  Hannah stands accused of consenting to an abortion and refusing to name the father.  As a member of a society that wields its power by brandishing the degree of wrongdoing to your very skin, Hannah’s skin is chemically altered to the color reserved for the most serious of offenders, red.  A harrowing look at a number of difficult social issues not limited to adultery and abortion, When She Woke will resonate—like The Scarlet Letter—far beyond the era in which it was penned.  Includes a free e-book version when you purchase the real thing.  RW

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ISBN: 9781565126299
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - October 4th, 2011