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An American marriage : a novel /

by Jones, Tayari.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781616208776; 1616208775; 9781616201340; 1616201347; ; 9781786075161.Subject(s): African Americans -- Marriage -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | African American families -- Fiction | False imprisonment -- Fiction | Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction | Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction | Domestic fictionSummary: 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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"Selected for Oprah's book club 2018" -- cover

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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