The Resource Mudbound: : a novel

Mudbound: : a novel

Label
Mudbound: : a novel
Title
Mudbound:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Hillary Jordan
Title variation
Mud bound
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Member of
Summary
Mudbound takes on prejudice in its myriad forms on a Mississippi Delta farm in 1946. City girl Laura McAllen attempts to raise her family despite questionable decisions made by her husband. Tensions continue to rise when her brother-in-law and the son of a family of sharecroppers both return from WWII as changed men bearing the scars of combat.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Bellwether Prize for Fiction, 2006.
  • Alex Award, 2009.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2014.
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231862
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1963-
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Jordan, Hillary
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Farm life
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American veterans
  • Race relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Mudbound: : a novel
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11686721
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565126374
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11686721
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11686721
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mudbound: : a novel
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11686721
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781565126374
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11686721
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11686721
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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