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Publisher Comments:

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.

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"In a dystopian future ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Hannah Payne is convicted of murder after having an abortion and becomes a 'Chrome' — a criminal whose skin pigment has been altered to reveal her criminality to the world. Heather Corrigan begins her narration in a young, frightened voice, conveying Hannah's emotion, innocence, vulnerability, and shame. As Hannah matures and begins to question societal values and take control of her life and choices, Corrigan's voice gradually becomes stronger and more determined, reflecting the character's evolving maturity and strength. Corrigan also skillfully renders the book's supporting cast with a dazzling array of distinctive voices, including Southerner Kayla, French Simone, a sympathetic Bostonian preacher, and several merciless, bombastic, fire-and-brimstone villains. With Corrigan's excellent performance, this already thought-provoking novel becomes an utterly compelling, can't-stop-listening audiobook. An Algonquin hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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A chilling fable of an America of the not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated.

About the Author

Hillary Jordan grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Mudbound, her first novel, was awarded the 2006 Bellwether Prize, founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literature of social responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611745702
Author:
Jordan, Hillary
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Author:
Corrigan, Heather
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
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Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged; 10.75 hours
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5.13 x 0.88 in 0.56 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a dystopian future ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Hannah Payne is convicted of murder after having an abortion and becomes a 'Chrome' — a criminal whose skin pigment has been altered to reveal her criminality to the world. Heather Corrigan begins her narration in a young, frightened voice, conveying Hannah's emotion, innocence, vulnerability, and shame. As Hannah matures and begins to question societal values and take control of her life and choices, Corrigan's voice gradually becomes stronger and more determined, reflecting the character's evolving maturity and strength. Corrigan also skillfully renders the book's supporting cast with a dazzling array of distinctive voices, including Southerner Kayla, French Simone, a sympathetic Bostonian preacher, and several merciless, bombastic, fire-and-brimstone villains. With Corrigan's excellent performance, this already thought-provoking novel becomes an utterly compelling, can't-stop-listening audiobook. An Algonquin hardcover." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A chilling fable of an America of the not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated.
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