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An American marriage : a novel

Author: Tayari Jones
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tayari Jones
ISBN: 9781616208684 1616208686
OCLC Number: 1083549236
Notes: "Oprah's book club : 2018 selection"--Dust jacket.
Includes a reader's guide and a preview of the book, Silver Sparrow.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)
Description: 317 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: by Tayari Jones.

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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.

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