An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage

An American Marriage is just so brilliant. Its heartbreakingly raw through out as we follow this honest portrayal of a newly married couple caught up in an uncontrollable situation when the husband Roy is falsely accused of rape and sent to prison. Jones really unpacks the affects that prison has on separating relationships and the damages this can do to the families involved especially when they should never be there in first place.

I loved this novel, I was never sure where it was going to go and feels incredibly real and authentic through out. Jones became the well deserved winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 for this novel.

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