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In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm--a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not--charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

The men and women of each family relate their versions of events and we are drawn into their lives as they become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale. As Kingsolver says of Hillary Jordan, Her characters walked straight out of 1940s Mississippi and into the part of my brain where sympathy and anger and love reside, leaving my heart racing. They are with me still.

Synopsis:

This prize-winning novel is storytelling at the height of its powers: the ache of wrongs not yet made right, the fierce attendance of history made real (Barbara Kingsolver), as men and women from two families become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale.

Synopsis:

In this award winning portrait of two families caught up in the blind hatred of a small Southern town, prejudice takes many forms--some subtle, some ruthless. Mudbound is the saga of the McAllan family, who struggle to survive on a remote ramshackle farm, and the Jacksons, their black sharecroppers. When two sons return from World War II...

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565126374
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Author:
Jordan, Hillary
Author:
Hillary Jordan
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Grade Level:
9-13
Language:
English
Age Level:
14-18

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Military

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Product details pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565126374 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This prize-winning novel is storytelling at the height of its powers: the ache of wrongs not yet made right, the fierce attendance of history made real (Barbara Kingsolver), as men and women from two families become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale.
"Synopsis" by , In this award winning portrait of two families caught up in the blind hatred of a small Southern town, prejudice takes many forms--some subtle, some ruthless. Mudbound is the saga of the McAllan family, who struggle to survive on a remote ramshackle farm, and the Jacksons, their black sharecroppers. When two sons return from World War II...
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