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Mudbound

Hillary Jordan's novel revolves around the idea that sometimes doing wrong is the only way to make things right.

Hillary Jordan

In this 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. (From HarperCollins)

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