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Mudbound, Hillary Jordan

Label
Mudbound
Title
Mudbound
Statement of responsibility
Hillary Jordan
Title variation
Mud bound
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now a Netflix original movie, releasing 17 November 2017, starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell & Mary J. Blige When Henry McAllan moves his city-bred wife, Laura, to a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta in 1946, she finds herself in a place both foreign and frightening. Henry's love of rural life is not shared by Laura, who struggles to raise their two young children in an isolated shotgun shack under the eye of her hateful, racist father-in-law. When it rains, the waters rise up and swallow the bridge to town, stranding the family in a sea of mud. As the Second World War shudders to an end, two young men return from Europe to help work the farm. Jamie McAllan is everything his older brother Henry is not and is sensitive to Laura's plight, but also haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the farm, comes home from war with the shine of a hero, only to face far more dangerous battles against the ingrained bigotry of his own countrymen. These two unlikely friends become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
231862
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, Hillary
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race relations
  • African American veterans
  • Farm life
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
Mudbound, Hillary Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Movie tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061212232
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781786090232
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013161820
Label
Mudbound, Hillary Jordan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Movie tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061212232
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9781786090232
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013161820

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