Transcendent Kingdom (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Transcendent Kingdom (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

by Yaa Gyasi

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Overview

This Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition contains a Q+A with the author and a reading group guide.

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 Gyasís phenomenal debut.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593318881
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Edition description: Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 490
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

YAA GYASI was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she held a Dean's Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn.

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