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Review of When She Woke By Hillary Jordan

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When She Woke by Hillary Jordan Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Expected release October 2011

I received this ARC from a Good Reads Giveaway. I was not given nor promised anything other than a copy of the book. A review, while appreciated, was not mandatory.
Good Reads Blurb
Faith, love and sexuality have fallen prey to politics in this stunning creation of America in the near future, from the author whose international bestseller, Mudbound, so hauntingly recreated America’s past. Hannah Payne’s life has been devoted to church and family, but after her arrest, she awakens to a nightmare: she lies on a table in a mirrored room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home, for whom observing new “chromes”—criminals whose skin color has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime— is a new and sinister form of reality TV. Hannah is a Red; her crime is murder. The victim, says the state of Texas, was her unborn child, and Hannah is d…