An American Marriage
Author: Tayari Jones
9781786075192 | PB | pp. 320 | 2019 | Oneworld Publications
An American Marriage is an enthralling tale about a couple of newlyweds whose lives are ripped apart when the husband is convicted of a crime he did not commit.
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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.
This book was longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, 2019 and shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. It won the Women’s Prize for Fiction, 2019.
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