Fort Greene store:
Thursday, February 8, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Tayari Jones presents An American Marriage
(A Greenlight First Editions Club selection)
Wine reception to follow
Greenlight is proud to host the Brooklyn launch of An American Marriage, the highly anticipated new novel by Tayari Jones, author of the critically acclaimed Silver Sparrow. Both a stirring love story and a profoundly insightful look at the personal toll of a flawed criminal justice system, An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. But as they settle into the routine of their life, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined: Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime he did not commit. An American Marriage is an intimate exploration of the hearts and minds of people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control, and who must reckon with the past while moving forward – with hope and pain – into the future. Jones presents her latest novel at Greenlight, followed by a signing and Q&A, and a wine reception to celebrate the book’s launch.