Transcendent Kingdom: A novel

Written by:
Yaa Gyasi
Narrated by:
Bahni Turpin

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
50
Narrator
7
Release Date
September 2020
Duration
8 hours 40 minutes
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE

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.
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Lily S.

I loved it

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Latoya L.

Being a Psychology Major, this book resonated with me on so many levels from the lab rats, to mental health diagnosis. I loved every bit of it, even hearing another persons testimony on dealing with those you love fighting depression, addiction, and mental health and trying to fix them. Gifty spent her life trying to find cures or something to fix people like her brother and mother......I wonder whatever happened to her after the death of her mother, after Graduate school and did she find out why the mind acts the way it does while depressed, and or on an addiction. Great Read

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