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Transcendent kingdom

Author

Yaa Gyasi

Call Number

  • FICTION GYAS (CEN, EAS, OSH, WSQ)

Edition

First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Physical Description

261 pages ; 24 cm

Summary

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.

Notes

"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.

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