Hillary Jordan - Author

About the Author

Hillary Jordan spent fifteen years working as an advertising copywriter before starting to write fiction. Her first novel, MUDBOUND, was named one of the Top Ten Debut Novels of the Decade by Paste Magazine. It won the 2006 Bellwether Prize, founded by Barbara Kingsolver and awarded biennially to an unpublished debut novel that addresses issues of social justice. Hillary grew up in Dallas, Texas and Muskogee, Oklahoma. She lives in Brooklyn.

Featured books by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound

Mudbound

Author: Hillary Jordan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

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.

Other books by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound - Die Tranen von Mississippi

Mudbound - Die Tranen von Mississippi

Author: Hillary Jordan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

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

Mudbound

Mudbound

Author: Hillary Jordan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

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

Mudbound

Author: Hillary Jordan Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2017

Now a Netflix major motion pictureInternational BestsellerWinner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction Sometimes its necessary to do wrong. Sometimes its 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 formssome 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-armsone white, one blackarouses 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.

Aftermirth

Aftermirth

Author: Hillary Jordan Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

"e;I stopped being funny the day my wife was electrocuted by her underwire bra."e; So begins "e;Aftermirth,"e; 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.

Mudbound

Mudbound

Author: Hillary Jordan Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CAREY MULLIGAN, GARRETT HEDLUND & 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.

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