An American marriage / Tayari Jones.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Oneworld,
ISBN: 9781786075192 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2018.
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 12 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 centre.
308 pages ; 20 cm
A moving and intense account of a marriage derailed by an unexpected event and a wrongful conviction. Thoughtful and realistic depiction of conflicting loyalties, racial inequality and the different ways people react to harrowing situations.
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