An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (22/52)

Take a modern newlywed couple and throw one in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, this is the premise of the excellent book. These two characters struggle to understand themselves through the miscarriage of justice and the ensuing distance. By playing with form and perspective, Jones weaves the complexity of marriage into these two characters. This novel, and specifically in itsĀ ending, builds the frustration in its characters and yet we understand that justice is sometimes difficult to find. Highly recommend.

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