Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
My cousin has been begging me to read this book for a year or more, so a digital version went with me to Ireland on the iPad. I know totally understand her urging! Mudbound is a Southern saga, told through alternating narrators, of post WWII racism as a black and a white war hero return to the Jim Crow South. The reviewers that compare Hillary Jordan to Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor are right. This is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful book - but it is also an importantly moral book.