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Transcendent kingdom

Author: Yaa Gyasi
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief, narrated by a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford school of medicine studying the neural circuits of reward seeking behavior in mice"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gyasi, Yaa,
Transcendent kingdom
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.
(DLC) 2019039845
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yaa Gyasi
ISBN: 9781524711771 1524711772 9780525658184 0525658181
OCLC Number: 1119065931
Notes: "Read with Jenna" --Cover.
"This is a Borzoi book."
Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Yaa Gyasi.

Abstract:

"A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief, narrated by a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford school of medicine studying the neural circuits of reward seeking behavior in mice"--Provided by publisher.

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. 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.-- adapted from jacket

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