Sunday, May 27, 2012

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

Hannah Payne is found guilty of murdering her unborn child and sentenced to 16 years with bright red skin in Hillary Jordan's When She Woke. People are "chromed" yellow, blue, green or red, depending on their crimes. They face society's extreme prejudice in a dystopian future Texas. In this character-based thriller exploring themes of religious faith and intolerance, The Handmaid's Tale meets The Scarlet Letter with a little lesbian action thrown in. Enjoy.

Note added June 1, 2012 - See my subsequent review of the Classics Illustrated edition of The Scarlet Letter.

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