Auteur: Tayari Jones
Titel: An American Marriage
Uitgever: Oneworld Publications
Afmetingen: 23x198x129 mm
Gewicht: 301 gram
Genre: Fictie, Literatuur,
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION, 2019
This Oprah's Book Club 2018 selection follows the lives of a married couple who perfectly embody the ideals of the New South as newlyweds, and attempt to recover the initial promise of their relationship many years down the line following the husband Roy's lengthy incarceration
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 struggles to hold on to the love that has been her centre. When his conviction is suddenly overturned, he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. 'An American Marriage' is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward – with hope and pain – into the future.
'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama