In the not-too-distant future, a young woman awakens to discover that her appearance has been chemically altered. She is Red, her skin now the alarming shade of a stop sign. Hannah Payne has been convicted of the murder of her unborn child, and her crime is compounded by her unwillingness to name the father. Justice demands that she be sentenced to wearing her guilt where it can be seen by all. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan is a fast-paced reinvention of The Scarlet Letter as a modern dystopian novel. Narrator Heather Corrigan expertly voices the conflict in this thought-provoking examination of religion, politics, character, and prejudice.