Transcendent Kingdom: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Author:   Yaa Gyasi
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
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9780241433386


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   04 March 2021
Format:   Paperback
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Transcendent Kingdom: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021


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From the bestselling author of Homegoing comes an epic novel from the heart of contemporary America 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.

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Author:   Yaa Gyasi
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Viking
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.351kg
ISBN:  

9780241433386


ISBN 10:   024143338
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   04 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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I need a book like this to remember what is possible If you want to know why the world is this way, try this book for starters * Naomi Alderman, author of The Power * A stirringly gifted writer. It's impossible not to admire the ambition and scope of Homegoing * New York Times * Remarkable, a devastating account of America . . . explores horror without ever losing sight of humanity or hope * Sunday Times on 'Homegoing' * The range Gyasi displays in just two books is staggering * USA Today * 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 * 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 * With deft agility and undeniable artistry, Gyasi's latest is an eloquent examination of resilient survival * Booklist * Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative about a woman trying to survive the grief of a brother lost to addiction and a mother trapped in depression while pursuing her ambitions. Not a word or idea out of place. Completely different from Homegoing. THE RANGE. I am quite angry this is so good * Roxane Gay * I would say that TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM is a novel for our time (and it is) but it is so much more than that. It is a novel for all times. The splendor and heart and insight and brilliance contained in the pages holds up a light the rest of us can follow * Ann Patchett * 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 * 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 *


I need a book like this to remember what is possible If you want to know why the world is this way, try this book for starters * Naomi Alderman, author of The Power * 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 * 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 * With deft agility and undeniable artistry, Gyasi's latest is an eloquent examination of resilient survival * Booklist * 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 * Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative about a woman trying to survive the grief of a brother lost to addiction and a mother trapped in depression while pursuing her ambitions. Not a word or idea out of place. Completely different from Homegoing. THE RANGE. I am quite angry this is so good * Roxane Gay * I would say that TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM is a novel for our time (and it is) but it is so much more than that. It is a novel for all times. The splendor and heart and insight and brilliance contained in the pages holds up a light the rest of us can follow * Ann Patchett *


I need a book like this to remember what is possible If you want to know why the world is this way, try this book for starters * Naomi Alderman, author of The Power * One hell of a book... I recommend Homegoing without reservation * Roxane Gay * 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 *


Author Information

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. Her second book, Transcendent Kingdom, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and is a New York Times bestseller.

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