Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones

Recorded: Wed 22 Sep 2021

Duration: 75 mins

Tayari Jones

Celestial and Roy are a newlywed couple with a bright future; the embodiment of the American Dream.  He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career.  But as they settle into a routine, their lives are derailed by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit.   

Picked for Oprah’s Book Club 2018 and by Barack Obama as one of his favourite summer reads of 2018, An American Marriage is a powerful story about love, family and the weight of racial injustice.  

Hosted by writer and broadcaster Alex Clark. 

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