Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage Explores Commitment Under Duress

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Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage is one of the few 2018 titles generating buzz among critics and readers alike. The novel, which is the latest installment in Oprah’s Book Club, follows two young professionals in Atlanta: Celestial and Roy. The newlyweds face a nightmare scenario when Roy is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison, leaving Celestial to decide how to live her own life outside. Readers and critics have lauded Jones for the compelling premise, but also for her difficult exploration of the concepts of marriage and commitment.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Author: Tyler Kane

Tyler Kane works in acquisitions at JDL's Technical Services department. He's currently pursuing his MLIS degree at Wayne State University and has written for Paste Magazine, New York's Village Voice and Detroit's Metro Times.

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