Tayari Jones - An American Marriage

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Jones’s eagerly awaited fourth novel starts with newlyweds Roy and Celestial. A rising young executive and a talented artist, respectively, the couple has everything to look forward to. Then, while on a trip to visit Celestial’s family, Roy is accused of rape by a woman in their hotel. He’s innocent, but is convicted and sentenced to twelve years in prison. By the time he’s exonerated and released, Celestial has started a relationship with his best friend. As wrenching as it is heartwarming, this masterful novel by the author of Silver Sparrow is both an illuminating examination of how the country’s justice system tears apart African-American lives and a powerful, complicated love story.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9781616201340
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Algonquin Books - February 6th, 2018

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