An American Marriage Tayari Jones


Jo says:
The winner of this year’s Women’s Prize, this is a brilliant and nuanced book about Celestial and Roy, a middle class black couple who have been married for a year when Roy gets wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. The book is about the miscarriage of justice, but the real story is told through the many subtle repercussions of the sentence on their relationship; gender roles, cultural expectations and what it means to be a wife and a husband when you have no freedom or agency. Each chapter alternates between their two perspectives so you experience their different take on the same events. A clever and absorbing examination of love, race, justice and identity.

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