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An American Marriage - Tayari Jones
An American Marriage
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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... show more
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 know
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616201340 (1616201347)
ASIN: 1616201347
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Family dynamics, racism, and an unjust legal system are exposed.
An American Marriage: A novel, Tayari Jones, author; Sean Crisdon, Elsa Davis, narrators Three friends are caught up in a love triangle that threatens to tear them apart. Andre Maurice Tucker introduces Celestial Gloriana Davenport to Roy Othaniel Hamilton Jr. Andre and Celestial are neighbors livin...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it
This was a dark, beautiful story. Dark due to the subject matter and beautiful due to the author's writing and the way she wrote about this great tragedy. While the story is fiction, the subject matter is not.A happily married couple and their best friends' lives are changed forever due to the wrong...
Jeffrey Reads
Jeffrey Reads rated it
4.5 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
I started this book at the beginning of February, but it was a super busy month, so I'm just now finishing it! I took a couple of days after finishing to write this review because I really didn't know what to say about it. I still don't but I needed to post something. SUPER SPOILERY BELOW. I real...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: An American Marriage
There may be something in the fact that this book is called An American Marriage and that it made me so incredibly angry at times. Part of my anger was directed at the injustices that were on full display throughout the novel. This is a story of a black man, wrongfully convicted of a crime, who lose...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
3.0 An American Marriage
I think I am in the minority here when I say I didn’t really enjoy this book that much. To be honest here, after reading half of the novel, I had to look up the title to make sure this was the novel that everyone was raving about. It’s about injustice, marriage and compromise. I wasn’t rooting for...
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