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Transcendent Kingdom By Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away.

Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother's life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family's story through continents and generations will take her deep into the dark heart of modern America. Transcendent Kingdom is a searing story story of love, loss and redemption, and the myriad ways we try to rebuild our lives from the rubble of our collective pasts.

Transcendent Kingdom Reviews

A piercing story of faith, science and the opioid crisis...Transcendent Kingdom really sings. There's bravery as well as beauty here * Observer *
[A] mightily enjoyable novel * Daily Mail *
Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative..not a word or idea out of place. I am quite angry this is so good * Roxane Gay *

Transcendent Kingdom is a novel for all times

* Ann Patchett *
Transcendent Kingdom is a quietly magnificent novel - vivid, touching and beautifully written, and also unafraid to be, and to remain, really very sad. * i *
Perhaps neither science nor religion alone could capture...transcendence, but Gyasi has proved, once again, that a novel can * Guardian *
Among other things [Transcendent Kingdom] is a sharp reckoning with the tensions between race, science and religion...its scope is pared back, its register intimate - not many writers can switch style like this * Sunday Times (Ireland) *
A powerful, wholly unsentimental novel about family love, loss, belonging and belief that is more focused but just as daring as its predecessor, and to my mind even more successful * Wall Street Journal *
A book of blazing brilliance . . . A double helix of wisdom and rage twists through the quiet lines of this novel. Yaa Gyasi is one of the most enlightening novelists writing today * Washington Post *
Gyasi's second novel, Transcendent Kingdom, is a very different book, and, I think, a better one - contemporary, personal, acutely focused on a single family, and intensely felt * New Yorker *
With deft agility and undeniable artistry, Gyasi's latest is an eloquent examination of resilient survival * Booklist *

Meticulous, psychologically complex ... At once a vivid evocation of the immigrant experience and a sharp delineation of an individual's inner struggle, the novel brilliantly succeeds on both counts

* Publishers Weekly, starred review *
The range Gyasi displays in just two books is staggering * USA Today *
Remarkable, a devastating account of America . . . explores horror without ever losing sight of humanity or hope * Sunday Times on 'Homegoing' *
A stirringly gifted writer. It's impossible not to admire the ambition and scope of Homegoing * New York Times *
If you want to know why the world is this way, try this book for starters * Naomi Alderman, author of The Power *
I need a book like this to remember what is possible

About Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi was born in Mampong, Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her first novel, Homegoing, was a Sunday Times bestseller, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Novel and was shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. In 2017 Yaa Gyasi was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young American Novelists and in 2019 the BBC selected her debut as one of the 100 Novels that Shaped Our World.

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GOR011220482
9780241433379
0241433371
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2021-03-04
256
N/A
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