Title: When She Woke
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Second printing. Inscribed and signed by the author on an Algonquin Books Autographed Edition bookplate on the front endpaper: "To Susan, / With great pleasure. / Hillary Jordan." Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95). Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004754
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.
About the Author: Hillary Jordan?s first novel, Mudbound, was the winner of the 2006 Bellwether Prize for fiction and an Alex Award from the American Library Association. It was named the NAIBA Fiction Book of the Year and one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade by Paste magazine. Jordan grew up in Dallas, Texas, and Muskogee, Oklahoma. She lives in New York City. Find her online at www.hillaryjordan.com.
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