The Resource Transcendent kingdom, Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent kingdom, Yaa Gyasi

Label
Transcendent kingdom
Title
Transcendent kingdom
Statement of responsibility
Yaa Gyasi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yaa Gyasi's follow-up to her novel 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 University's School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behaviour 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 hard science 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
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gyasi, Yaa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghanaians
  • Families
  • Grief
  • Depression, Mental
  • Neuroscientists
  • African Americans
  • Evangelicalism
  • Alabama
Label
Transcendent kingdom, Yaa Gyasi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780385695176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1142682537
  • (OCoLC)1142682537
Label
Transcendent kingdom, Yaa Gyasi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780385695176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1142682537
  • (OCoLC)1142682537

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