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Critical Praise

"In Hillary Jordan's first novel, MUDBOUND, the forces of change and resistance collide with terrible consequences."

The New York Times

"Stunning... You are truly taken there by Jordan's powerful, evocative writing and complex characters."

Boston Globe

"A supremely readable debut novel... Fluidly narrated by engaging characters...MUDBOUND is packed with drama. Pick it up, then pass it on."

—People, Critic's Choice, 4-star review

"A compelling family tragedy, a confluence of romantic attraction and racial hatred that eventually falls like an avalanche... The last third of the book is downright breathless... An engaging story."

Washington Post Book World