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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 fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford 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 a knee 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...
Year:
2020
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:
english
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EPUB, 4.65 MB
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Vee
This is a beautifully sad story that will leave an impression. The characters are richly written and and their voices familiar, if you’ve ever struggled with trying to rise above the narrow and incomplete view of religious upbringing and the myths perpetuated by society, of who you are and what you can be.
31 July 2021 (00:23) 

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