The Untelling: A Novel
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When Aria Jackson was nine, a car accident killed her father and baby sister, forever destroying her family's secure middle-class life. The tragedy left her elegant mother, her rebellious sister, and Aria herself wounded by grief, rage, and guilt. Caught between her mother's bitter dissatisfaction and her sister's efforts to distance herself from the family altogether, Aria grew up alone, despite sharing a crowded home with her mother and sister.At age twenty-five, Aria has created a meaningful life for herself, living in a not-quite-gentrified inner-city neighborhood, teaching literacy to teenaged girls. For the first time in her life, she has both a best girlfriend in whom she can confide and a boyfriend who offers her love and respect.When Aria discovers she may be pregnant, she is seduced by the promise of family, the lure of a normal life, and the dream of a fresh start. Then everything changes in ways she never anticipated. As she mediates between her past and her altered reality, she unearths secrets about family and friends and searches for the courage to divulge one heartbreaking revelation about herself.
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION
"Succeeds mightily...truly a wonderful story. Jones is a talent ot be reckoned with." - Boston Globe
Aria is no stranger to tragedy-as a young girl, she and her older sister and mother survived a car crash that took the lives of their father and beloved baby sister. And although relations with her remaining family are strained, she's done her best to establish a solid, normal life for herself, living in Atlanta and teaching literacy to girls who have fallen on hard times.
But now she has a secret that she's not yet ready to share with Dwayne, her devoted boyfriend, or Rochelle, her roommate and best friend: Aria is pregnant. Or so she thinks. The truth is about to make her question her every assumption and reevaluate the life she has worked so hard to build for herself...as it sends her reeling in a direction she had no idea she was destined to go.
PRAISE FOR TAYARI JONES
"Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear."-Michael Chabon
"Tayari Jones has emerged as one of the most important voices of her generation."-Essence
"One of America's finest writers."-Nylon.com
"Tayari Jones is a wonderful storyteller." -Ploughshares
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|subject_facet||African American women -- Fiction, Pregnancy -- Fiction, Secrecy -- Fiction, Single women -- Fiction, Women teachers -- Fiction|
|title_full||The Untelling, The Untelling A Novel, The untelling [electronic resource] / Tayari Jones|
|topic_facet||African American Fiction, Fiction, Literature|