Mudbound

Mudbound PDF
Author: Hillary Jordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565126374
Size: 54.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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The International Bestseller Now a major motion picture from Netflix, directed by Dee Rees, nominated in four categories for the Academy Awards. 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 Barbara 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 L Grimas Sobre O Mississippi

Mudbound     L  grimas sobre o Mississippi PDF
Author: Hillary Jordan
Publisher: Editora Arqueiro
ISBN: 858041783X
Size: 14.70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : pt
Pages : 272
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"De tirar o fôlego." – The Washington Post "Um belo romance. Uma magnífica representação da fúria e do terror do racismo." – Publishers Weekly "Com uma narrativa autêntica, Jordan fala sobre as feridas da desigualdade racial que talvez jamais cicatrizem totalmente, em uma história pungente que nos faz pensar sobre como a vida e as motivações dos personagens poderiam ter sido diferentes." – Sun Herald Ao 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.

Mudbound

Mudbound PDF
Author: Virgil Williams
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 44.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Motion picture plays
Languages : en
Pages : 118
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Unmarked screenplay, dated Revised 07/15/2016. This motion picture starring Carey Mulligan takes place on a Mississippi Delta farm. First shown in Germany Aug. 14, 2017, released by Elevated Films.

Mudbound

Mudbound PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 27.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Families
Languages : en
Pages : 118
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Mudbound Movie Tie In

Mudbound Movie Tie in PDF
Author: Hillary Jordan
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9781443454483
Size: 65.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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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 Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 36.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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Good Kings Bad Kings

Good Kings Bad Kings PDF
Author: Susan Nussbaum
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616203366
Size: 21.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 338
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This PEN/Bellwether Prize–winning novel set in a state-run facility for disabled teenagers is “saucy, brutally funny, gritty, profane, poignant and real” (The Kansas City Star). Playwright and activist Susan Nussbaum’s powerful debut novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit. “This is fiction at its best . . . Simply and breathtakingly honest . . . A stunning accomplishment.” —Barbara Kingsolver “Nussbaum’s dramatist skills translate powerfully into fiction as she gives voices to an infatuating cast of characters . . . This is unquestionably an authentic, galvanizing, and righteous novel.” —Booklist (starred review)

The Coldest Night

The Coldest Night PDF
Author: Robert Olmstead
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616202696
Size: 61.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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From young love to the Korean War, a boy’s coming of age is wrought with shattering trials in this “riveting, thoughtful and . . . harrowing” novel (The Washington Post). A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Henry Childs is just seventeen when he falls into a love affair so intense it nearly destroys him. To escape the wrath of the young girl’s father, Henry joins the Marines, arriving in Korea on the eve of the brutal battle of the Chosin Reservoir—the defining moment of the Korean War. There he confronts an enemy force far beyond the scope of his imagining, but the challenges he meets upon his return home, scarred and haunted, are greater by far. From the steamy streets of New Orleans to the bone-chilling Korean landscape, award-winning author Robert Olmstead takes us into one of the most physically challenging battles in history, as well as an electrifying, all-consuming love affair.

Aftermirth

Aftermirth PDF
Author: Hillary Jordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 161620303X
Size: 65.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 250
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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.

Fiction Catalog

Fiction Catalog PDF
Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 56.40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Best books
Languages : en
Pages :
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Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.