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This branch serves the communities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, and Irving Texas. Our student affiliate is located at Brookhaven Community College in Farmers Branch.
Book Review, January 9
Book: When She Woke
Author: Hillary Jordan
Hostess: Viccy Kemp
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 55 Degrees on the Square 1104 Elm, Carrollton
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 Author Hillary Jordan
Hillary Jordan, who attended Highland Park High School and now lives in New York City, takes a serious, more realistic and far more horrifying tack with her latest, When She Woke. It’s the Dallas-set tale of Hannah Payne, a modern-day Hester Prynne whose punishment (for the crime of having an abortion) makes Hester’s treatment in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 The Scarlet Letter seem compassionate by comparison.
Jordan makes excellent use of her Dallas knowledge, dropping in familiar spots that will make local residents start (and sometimes cringe) with recognition: DART’s Mockingbird Station, the Plano’s Harrington Library and Lakewood all get prominent cameos……
DALLAS NEWS. OCT, 2011