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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,838 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hillary Jordan Narrator: Heather Corrigan Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hannah Payne awakens to a nightmare. She is lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home. She is now a convicted criminal, and her skin color has been genetically altered. Her crime, according to the State of Texas: the murder of her unborn child, whose father she refuses to name. Her color: red. The color of newly shed blood.

In Hannah’s America, sometime in the future, faith, love, and sexuality have fallen prey to politics. Convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated, but “chromed,” forced to appear in a new and sinister form of reality TV, and released back into the population. Stigmatized in a hostile world, they must survive the best they can.

Until her arrest, Hannah had devoted her life to church and family. In seeking a path to safety, she is forced to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes the personal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jordan manages to open up powerful feminist and political themes without becoming overly preachy—and the parallels with Hawthorne are fun to trace.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Corrigan’s voice slowly matures as Hannah escapes and grows stronger and more self-reliant in a story that champions the empowerment of women.”

    Booklist

  • “It reads like a thriller, and one that makes you think hard, to boot. I’ve already placed this one on my favorite-books-for-book-clubs list.”

    BookPage

  • “Chillingly credible…Jordan’s feverishly conceived dystopia holds its own alongside the dark inventions of Margaret Atwood and Ray Bradbury.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Selected for the October 2013 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate Mayberry | 2/14/2014

    " Really good! Very unusual premise... Thought provoking "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Viki | 2/13/2014

    " Interesting concept in a future world of "coloring" criminals according to their crime. While futuristic, one can imagine how a government could stray so far from the founding principles. Main character finds independence and personal answers to questions she knew had to be asked. I want to read Mudbound by the same author now.Mudbound "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katie | 2/12/2014

    " The first quarter of this book was so promising. The rest? Pretty close to terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lacey | 1/31/2014

    " this is a great read. I highly recommend it if you're into futuristic fiction. I loved the depiction of society and religion and all of the very different heroes that came into play. "

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