Alexis
Alexis asked:

I thought it was interesting that Tayari Jones included herself as a very minor character in the book. Any thoughts on why she did that?

To answer questions about Leaving Atlanta, please sign up.
Donna I read somewhere that Tayari Jones was a child in Atlanta in those years and personally knew two of the victims. The characters in the book who were murdered were fictional, or at least had different names. I thought it was an interesting device to add a sense of the authors presence to this story.
Kathryn in FL I think this was a nod to the fact it was probably based on her life or someone she knew? To bad, she didn't answer here.
Image for Leaving Atlanta
by Tayari Jones (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

About Goodreads Q&A

Ask and answer questions about books!

You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author.

See Featured Authors Answering Questions

Learn more