Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Podcast - Hillary Jordan "When She Woke"

Hillary Jordan comes back to the program to talk about her new novel When She Woke. In a near, dystopian future, Hannah Payne awakes and finds her skin colored red for a committing a crime, which today would be perfectly legal. It's a bit of a riff on The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne that also investigates how our information technology could conspire to deprive us of our basic freedoms.

1 comment:

Eesti said...

An amazing book! Scary to think something like this could happen. Maybe not in the manner written here, but definitely a possibility. So hard to put down my NookColor so it can be recharged! Reminds me of The Handmaids Tale. Well done story!