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An American Marriage
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An American Marriage (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019


'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama


Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. Until one day 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.


Devastated and unmoored, Celestial finds herself struggling to hold on to the love that has been her centre, taking comfort in Andre, their closest friend. When Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, he returns home ready to resume their life together. A masterpiece of storytelling,


An American Marriage offers a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three unforgettable characters who are at once bound together and separated by forces beyond their control.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyPenology & punishmentPrisonsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial discrimination Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 07/03/2019 ISBN-13: 9781786075192  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tayari Jones is the internationally bestselling author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019. Jones is the recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and a Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. She is also a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Born in Atlanta, Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is currently professor of Creative Writing at Emory University and an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

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