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.
2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction získala Tayari Jones
Štefan Olejník, Medzi knihami
Piateho júna 2019 bola vyhlásená tohoročná držiteľka prestížnej britskej ceny pre spisovateľky. Stala sa ňou Američanka Tayari Jones, cenu jej udelili za román „An American Marriage“.