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  • Posted on 02/03/2012 - 11:17am

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    “At every possible turn, she saw, they'd chosen the path that would keep her weak and dependent. And the fact that they wouldn't see it that way, that they sincerely believed they'd acted in her best interest, didn't make it any less true, or them any less culpable....” Hannah Payne has been marked as an outcast from society: through a process called melachroming, her skin has been turned bright red, so everyone who sees her knows that she is a criminal – a murderer. Set in a future Texas where the right wing prevails, Roe v. Wade has been overturned, and melachroming is part of the justice system, When She Woke is the gripping story of one woman’s survival as she learns to question all she has been taught, and to think for herself.

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