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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A family tale set in the 1930s and 40s, Mudbound looks at the racial experience, divide, and struggle in the Deep South, from diverse points of view Hillary Jordan image from NPR Two families, one black, one white, tied to the land, to each other, and stuck in the muck of a racist world Jordan uses multiple narrators to offer varying perspectives on the events of the story Laura, a Memphis schoolteacher, is on the fast track to old maid hood after her 30th birthday, when she is introduced A family tale set in the 1930s and 40s, Mudbound looks at the racial experience, divide, and struggle in the Deep South, from diverse points of view Hillary Jordan image from NPR Two families, one black, one white, tied to the land, to each other, and stuck in the muck of a racist world Jordan uses multiple narrators to offer varying perspectives on the events of the story Laura, a Memphis schoolteacher, is on the fast track to old maid hood after her 30th birthday, when she is introduced to Henry McAllan He is smitten, and she likes him well enough Marriage is fine with her, but when a death in the family throws long term plans onto the scrapheap, Henry announces that in two weeks they will be moving to a remote part of Mississippi to take over a farm It comes to be called Mudbound, for obvious reasons The nove I had sworn off any and all novels dealing with racial themes set in the South There is only so much self flagellating I can do in a year in penance for things in which I had no part Certainly I realize that the theme is worth exploring, and that if you want to write a book set in the South, especially between the years covering Reconstruction through the Civil Rights era, race is going to play a part This is all well and good, and admirable in that examining the past through the gauze of fic I had sworn off any and all novels dealing with racial themes set in the South There is only so much self flagellating I can do in a year in penance for things in which I had no part Certainly I real Set just after the end of World War Two in 1946, this is a harsh Southern novel that encapsulates the Jim Crow era It is set in the Mississippi Delta on a cotton farm, where life is hard and the work is backbreaking, and the brown colour dominates the mudbound landscape With a mother fearful that her daughter would be left on the shelf, Laura marries Henry McAllan, a World War 1 veteran Soon after, he moves them to the farm City bred Laura finds her new surroundings a shock, both deman 4.5 StarsThrough the eyes and ears and thoughts of these two families one black, one white with a total of six people, we get a small glimpse of life in the post war 1930 s and 40 s living in the Mississippi Delta region Life on a cotton farm with its never ending physical demands All the mud.From Laura we hear her thoughts a total of twelve times throughout this story From Jamie, seven times, from Ronsel, five times, from Henry, four times From Hap and Florence, four times each You migh 4.5 StarsThrough the eyes and ears and thoughts of these two families one black, one white with a total of six people, we get a small glimpse of life in the post war 1930 s and 40 s living in the Mississippi Delta region Life on a cotton farm with its never ending physical demands All the mud.From Laura we hear her thoughts a total of twelve times througho It is wonderful that an author can write something like this as their debut novel I enjoyed it so much I liked the way the author presented each chapter from the point of view of a different character This way we got to discover what each individual was really like rather than seeing them only from another persons view It was very noticeable that one character was never given this opportunity to speak and it was a good thing The book opens in a very captivating way with a scene which is repea It is wonderful that an author can write something like this as their debut novel I enjoyed it so much I liked the way the author presented each chapter from the point of view of a different character This way we got to discover what each individual was really like rather than seeing them only from another persons view It was very noticeable that one character was never given this opportunity to speak and it was a good thing The book opens in a very captivating way with a scene which is repeated towards the end I had to go back and read it again to reinterpret it with the knowledge I Social justice and literature liteThis book and I hit it off at first It s a quick, easy read and I enjoyed the first 2 3 or so But looking back, I wouldn t recommend it to anyone.Mudbound is about two families living in the Mississippi Delta one black and one white It s 1946 and racial tensions are high the black GIs returning from WW2 are no longer willing to put up with being second class citizens, but the white population is equally unwilling to allow change The book is written in th Social justice and literature liteThis book and I hit it off at first It s a quick, easy read and I enjoyed the first 2 3 or so But looking back, I wouldn t recommend it to anyone.Mudbound is about two families living in the Mississippi Delta one black and one white It s 1946 and racial tensions are high the black GIs returning from WW2 are no longer willing to put up with being second class citizens, but the white population is equally unwilling to allow change The book is written in the first person from 6 six different viewpoints and a debut novel at that had I not loved Jordan s When She Woke I would never have attempted this , including Ronsel a black soldier , Hap and Florence his parents , Jaime a white soldier , Henry his older brother and Laura Henry s wife To her credit, Jordan does do a passable job with the multiple narrators, who don t sound too much alike the streamlined nature of the writing, without much figurative language or description, helps wi This wonderful books was a pleasant surprise for me Must read You would think that with Uncle Tom s Cabin and with Roots we had enough of such topics but no Unfortunately due to no marketing efforts from the publisher the book went unnoticed on Serbian market Pity, great book I always find it odd to say I loved a book when the story told is unpleasant Actually, unpleasant is not a strong enough word, horrific is probablyaccurate This story is about many things but I think the main focus is on bigotry and rac 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. Aren t there times you wish you could give a bookthan 5 stars Like The Help or The Kitchen House, this is one of those books I guess which will continue to resonate, and linger in the mind It s told by each character in turn, so we hear lots of different voices as the tale progresses, and we can witness the way they see the events unfolding It reads a bit like a thriller, where the tension is building up and you know something bad is going to happen It s set in the Delta Mississippi Aren t there times you wish you could give a bookthan 5 stars Like The Help or The Kitchen House, this is one of those books I guess which will continue to resonate, and linger in the mind It s told by each character in turn, so we hear lots of different voices as the tale progresses, and we can witness the way they see the events unfolding It reads a bit like a thriller, where the tension is building up and you know something bad is going to happen It s set in the Delta Mississippi just after World War Two We experience that in the Deep South of the USA little had changed since the abolition of slavery It s powerful and dramatic and so well written that it was hard to put down This is an impressi