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An American marriage / a novel by Tayari Jones.

Jones, Tayari, (author.).


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. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, 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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616208776
  • ISBN: 1616208775
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Oprah Book Club 2018 selection.
Subject: African Americans > Marriage > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
African American families > Fiction.
False imprisonment > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 9 of 10 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 10 total copies.
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