An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Winner of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction

by Tayari Jones

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/01/2018

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An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted.

Could you put your life on hold for twelve years? A stunning love story about family, injustice and marriage, and three people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

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. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when 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.

An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward – with hope and pain – into the future.

‘Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear.’Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

‘A stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams.’ Edwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, Memory

‘A heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody's wrong and everybody's wounded.’Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children

ISBN:
9780143789604
9780143789604
Category:
Dating
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-01-2018
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
233x155x26mm
Weight:
0.42kg

Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver Sparrow,The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta.

Jones holds degrees fromSpelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers and blogs on writing.

She livesin Brooklyn .An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-NewarkUniversity, she is spending the 2017-18 academic year as the Shearing Fellowfor Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black MountainInstitute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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