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Mudbound

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 9781443454476
Genre : Fiction
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Now a Netflix major motion picture International Bestseller Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction “Sometimes it’s necessary to do wrong. Sometimes it’s the only way to make things right.” 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 to work the land, the unlikely friendship between these brothers-in-arms—one white, one black—arouses the passions of their neighbours. As the women and men of each family tell their version of events, we are drawn into their lives. Striving for love and honour in a brutal time and place, they become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale and find redemption where they least expect it.

Mudbound

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 9781407006062
Genre : Fiction
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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.

Mudbound

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 1565126378
Genre : Fiction
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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."

Mudbound Movie Tie In

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 1443454486
Genre : Fiction
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Now a Netflix major motion picture International Bestseller Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction “Sometimes it’s necessary to do wrong. Sometimes it’s the only way to make things right.” 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 to work the land, the unlikely friendship between these brothers-in-arms—one white, one black—arouses the passions of their neighbours. As the women and men of each family tell their version of events, we are drawn into their lives. Striving for love and honour in a brutal time and place, they become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale and find redemption where they least expect it.

The Last Thing He Wanted

Author : Joan Didion
ISBN : 9780307787330
Genre : Fiction
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This intricate, fast-paced story, whose many scenes and details fit together like so many pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, is Didion's incisive and chilling look at a modern world where things are not working as they should and where the oblique and official language is as sinister as the events it is covering up. The narrator introduces Elena McMahon, estranged from a life of celebrity fundraisers and from her powerful West Coast husband, Wynn Janklow, whom she has left, taking Catherine, her daughter, to become a reporter for The Washington Post. Suddenly walking off the 1984 campaign, she finds herself boarding a plane for Florida to see her father, Dick McMahon. She becomes embroiled in her Dick's business though "she had trained herself since childhood not to have any interest in what he was doing." It is from this moment that she is caught up in something much larger than she could have imagined, something that includes Ambassador-at-Large Treat Austin Morrison and Alexander Brokaw, the ambassador to an unnamed Caribbean island. Into this startling vision of conspiracies, arms dealing, and assassinations, Didion makes connections among Dallas, Iran-Contra, and Castro, and points up how "spectral companies with high-concept names tended to interlock." As this book builds to its terrifying finish, we see the underpinnings of a dark historical underbelly. This is our system, the one "trying to create a context for democracy and getting [its] hands a little dirty in the process." From the Hardcover edition.

When She Woke

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 9781616201845
Genre : Fiction
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Bellwether Prize winner Hillary Jordan’s provocative new novel, When She Woke, tells the story of a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future, where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed—their skin color is genetically altered to match the class of their crimes—and then released back into the population to survive as best they can. Hannah is a Red; her crime is murder. In seeking a path to safety in an alien and hostile world, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a path of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes faith.

Mudbound L Grimas Sobre O Mississippi

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 9788580417838
Genre : Fiction
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Um amor proibido, uma terrível traição, uma agressão selvagem. Um romance de força impressionante, que nos faz mergulhar nas contradições do Mississippi pós-Segunda Guerra Mundial. A o descobrir que o marido, Henry, acaba de comprar uma fazenda de algodão no Sul dos Estados Unidos, Laura McAllan, uma típica mulher da cidade, compreende que nunca mais será feliz. Apesar disso, ela se esforça para criar as filhas num lugar inóspito, sob os olhos vigilantes e cruéis de seu sogro.Enquanto os McAllans lutam para prosperar numa terra infértil, dois bravos e condecorados soldados retornam do front e alteram para sempre a dinâmica não só da fazenda, mas da própria cidade. Jamie, o jovem e sedutor irmão de Henry, faz Laura de repente renascer para a vida, enquanto Ronsel, filho dos arrendatários negros que trabalham para Henry, demonstra uma altivez que não será aceita facilmente pelos brancos da região. De fato, quando os jovens ex-combatentes se tornam amigos, sua improvável relação desperta sentimentos violentos nos habitantes e uma nova e impiedosa batalha tem início na vida de todos.Alternando a narrativa entre vários pontos de vista, este premiado romance oferece ao leitor diferentes versões dos acontecimentos. Os personagens, lutando por sentimentos de amor e honra num lugar e época brutais, se veem dentro de uma tragédia de enormes proporções e encontram redenção onde menos esperam.

Aftermirth

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 9781616203030
Genre : Fiction
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“I stopped being funny the day my wife was electrocuted by her underwire bra.” So begins “Aftermirth,” a dark comedy that explores the absurdity of death through the eyes of thirty-one-year-old comedian, writer, and actor, Michael Larssen. What is horribly funny to the rest of the world is devastating to Michael, who loves his wife deeply, especially her bright, rippling, abandoned laughter, which captivated him from the first time he ever heard it. In the aftermath of her death, he loses his sense of humor, and his career along with it. Then, after two years of mourning her, he sees an article in the paper about a factory worker named Julio Santiago who fell into a giant vat of dough and was kneaded to death. For reasons Michael doesn’t understand, he decides to go to the man’s wake. There he meets and bonds with Julio’s twenty-nine-year-old daughter Elena, a law student who is reeling from her father’s unexpected and preposterous death. Three months later, she calls him out of the blue and suggests that the two of them drive to North Carolina to speak with another survivor like themselves Elena has found on the Internet. Their road trip is a darkly funny journey of healing that takes them deep into the heart of their grief and others’, and then beyond it, to a place of peace and laughter.

Blue Asylum

Author : Kathy Hepinstall
ISBN : 9780547712086
Genre : Fiction
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"A first-rate choice for fans of intelligent historical romances."—Library Journal, starred review Amid the mayhem of the Civil War, Iris Dunleavy is put on trial by her husband, convicted of madness, and sent to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a compliant Virginia plantation wife. But her husband is the true criminal; she is no lunatic, only guilty of disagreeing on notions of cruelty and property. On this remote Florida island, Iris meets a wonderful collection of inmates in various states of sanity, including Ambrose Weller, a Confederate soldier haunted by war, whose dark eyes beckon to her. Can love in such a place be real? Can they escape, and will the war have left any way—any place—for them to make a life together? "An absorbing story that explores both the rewards and perils of love, pride, and sanity."—Publishers Weekly "With Blue Asylum, Hepinstall presents the reader with the rare and delicious quandary of whether to race through and find out what happens to her characters or to linger over her vivid, beautifully crafted sentences. For me, the only resolution was to read it twice." —Hillary Jordan, author of Mudbound and When She Woke "A gripping story of love and madness in the midst of the Civil War—I couldn’t put it down!"—Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House

Mudbound Die Tr Nen Von Mississippi

Author : Hillary Jordan
ISBN : 9783492990677
Genre : Fiction
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Mississippi, 1946: Laura McAllan ist ihrem Ehemann zuliebe aufs Land gezogen, der als Farmer einer Baumwollplantage Fuß fassen will. Doch ihr ist die Umgebung fremd, und auf Mudbound gibt es weder fließendes Wasser noch Strom. Unterstützung erhalten die McAllans durch die Jacksons, ihre afroamerikanischen Pächter. Die aufgeweckte Florence Jackson hilft Laura, wo sie nur kann. Aber auch wenn der Alltag sie an ihre Grenzen treibt und sie für gewöhnlich nicht auf den Mund gefallen ist, würde sie es nicht wagen, ihre Stimme zu erheben und Missstände anzumahnen. In diese angespannte Situation geraten zwei junge Kriegsheimkehrer: Florences Sohn Ronsel und Lauras Schwager Jamie. Deren Freundschaft wird zu einer Herausforderung für beide Familien, und so lassen Missgunst und Ausgrenzung die Stimmung bald kippen ...

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