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An American Marriage

A Novel

by Tayari Jones

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
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"Haunting . . . Beautifully written." —The New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable." —USA Today

"A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class." —People

"Compelling." —The Washington Post

"Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant." —Elle

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Publication Date:
2018
Available in:
United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Egypt, Finland, Bermuda, Qatar, Germany, Austria, Thailand, Denmark, Switzerland, Estonia

Format

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  • Adobe PDF eBook 1.9 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1.6 MB

Tayari Jones (Author)

Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers and b...

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