Silver Sparrow: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Tayari Jones (author)
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From the winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction comes a psychologically astute and emotionally devastating story about the messy dynamics of family and the damage long-buried truths can do when they explode into the open. As wise, perceptive and bittersweet as An American Marriage, Silver Sparrow resounds with delicate grace and poignant subtext.
This signed exclusive edition contains a 300 word essay on the author's inspiration for writing the story.
A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the bestselling author of An American Marriage
Chaurisse and Dana have a lot in common. They both grew up in Atlanta, they shop at the same stores, visit the same restaurants. But unlike Chaurisse, Dana knows the truth: that the girls share the same father. A father with two families, one of which he is determined to keep secret.
When the girls meet and become friends, the unsteady balance of both their lives is threatened. Theirs is a relationship destined to explode.
Silver Sparrow is a heartrendingly insightful story about the delicate threads that bind families together. Elegant and wise, compassionate and profound, this is an unforgettable novel from the winner of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 32 mm
'... you feel utterly immersed in in Jones's knotty moral dilemma and as torn in your loyalties as the characters themselves…a story of deceit and the wreckage it leaves is skillfully told.' - The Times
'A sparky, sharp, sorrowful novel' - The Express
'A love story... Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy... Jones's skill for wry understatement never wavers.' - O: The Oprah Magazine
'Charting a vast emotional unknown is Tayari Jones's compelling third novel, Silver Sparrow, in which a teenage girl's coming of age in 1980s Atlanta is shadowed by her dawning understanding of a corrosive secret - her father's second family.' - Vogue
'Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I'll never forget. This is a book I'll read more than once.' - Judy Blume
'Award winner Tayari Jones weaves a tale of Black bigamy and two families in the fascinating fiction of Silver Sparrow.' - Ebony
'Jones's prose is chock-full of lyricism, grace and wisdom.' - The Observer
'Jones is very good with character, catching the whole texture of a life in a phrase or two.' - The Sunday Times
Tayari Jones on Silver Sparrow
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Tayari Jones wrote a fantastic opening line “ My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.” with that she tells the story of two sisters and a life long lie and deceit.
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“Such an excellent writer!”
Firstly, thank you very much to the publishers for this early review copy.
I've held on to this for a little while before reading it as I loved An American Marriage so much I was frightened this wouldn't... More
“Excellent EARLY novel from Jones”
This is a lovely, compelling, interesting novel. I read it in 2017 before 'American marriage' was published. It deals with a child who discovers her father has another family. I recommend it as well her... More
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