Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

An American Marriage : WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION, 2019, Paperback / softback Book

An American Marriage : WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION, 2019 Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


  'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack ObamaNewlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream.

He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career.

Until one day they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined.

Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit.

Devastated and unmoored, Celestial finds herself struggling to hold on to the love that has been her centre, taking comfort in Andre, their closest friend.

When Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, he returns home ready to resume their life together.

A masterpiece of storytelling, An American Marriage offers a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three unforgettable characters who are at once bound together and separated by forces beyond their control.  A Book of the Year according the i, Guardian, Sunday Times, Sunday MailLONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION, 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 


Save 3%



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops