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Transcendent Kingdom



by
Yaa Gyasi

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
PenRanHo
Imprint
Knopf (Adult)
ISBN
9780525658184

Awards and Honors
2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal Longlist Finalist
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Language: Strong Language , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Social Issue: Religious Viewpoint/Satire , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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Yaa Gyasi’s stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family’s loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive.

Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief—a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi’s phenomenal debut.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Language: Strong Language , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur , Social Issue: Religious Viewpoint/Satire , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse , Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

288

Trim Size

9 1/2" 5 9/10"

Dewey

F

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Mar 2021

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Family stories. Ghanaian Americans. Religious faith. Biological sciences. Study of addiction. Depression. Opioid addiction.

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