An American Marriage Tayari Jones; $26.95; 2018; 320 pages; Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; 9781616208776; checked out from the Multnomah County Library; 4/26/18-4/26/18
Why did I read this? I read this because I read a review of it that was glowing.
Celestial grows up next door to Andre, her best friend, but when she goes away to college she meets Roy and falls in love with him. Set in the southern part of the United States these three African Americans deal with more than their fair share on racism. One night while Celestial and Roy are staying in an inn, Roy is accused of raping a white woman, and this being the south he is quickly sentenced to prison. While he is in prison he discovers things about his family. While Roy is in prison Celestial begins a business that is part art and part commerce. Celestial also learns about herself and those around her.
What is with the title of the review? A critical part of the story is several different triangles of people.