Tayari Jones - An American Marriage (2nd Hand Paperback)
The Woman's Prize For Fiction Winner 2019 & International Bestseller.
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.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Women's Fiction
- Published : 2018 (This Edition 2019 - Oneworld)
- ISBN : 9781786075192
- SKU : B002497
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A tender and humane dissection of what happens to a relationship when unforeseen events conspire to sabotage it, Tayari Jones’s story subtly probes issues of race and justice with a piercing emotional intelligence and colossal heart." - Waterstones.
'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama.
'Jones writes with intelligence and a lively wit, but there's more - a warmth that forces you to care about these people as if you had met them.' - The Times.
'Haunting . . . beautifully written.' - The New York Times Book Review.
'It's among Tayari's many gifts that she can touch us soul to soul with her words.' - Oprah Winfrey.
'Powerful . . . The story is both sweeping and intimate- at once an unsparing exploration of what it means to be black in America and a remarkably lifelike portrait of a marriage.' - The New Yorker.
'Another incredible love story, though fraught with greater challenges for the couple at the centre, which makes the story all the more moving. Jones's prose is chock-full of lyricism, grace and wisdom. You will never forget the story of Celestial and Roy.' - Attica Locke, The Observer.
Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage, which was a 2018 Oprah's Book Club Selection, and won the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, the University of Iowa, and Arizona State University.