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Tayari Jones Updates The Great American Novel

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In the novel “An American Marriage,” a newlywed couple is split apart when the husband is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. And when Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, Celestial is confronted by the reality that she’s moved on. The book is the latest from novelist Tayari Jones, who joins us to talk about writing a love story set against a backdrop of racial injustice.

This episode originally aired on March 1, 2018.