WBUR CitySpace: Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom

Porter Square Books is delighted to partner with WBUR CitySpace to bring you a virtual event with Yaa Gyasi, author of the new novel Transcendent Kingdom! Gyasi will be joined in conversation by WBUR arts engagement producer, Arielle Gray. This event is hosted by WBUR CitySpace, and is free to attend, but advance registration is requested. You can register through WBUR at the link below.







Register for the event with WBUR CitySpace here: https://www.wbur.org/events/618910/yaa-gyasi-transcendent-kingdom

Want to submit questions before or during the event? Click here to send them to WBUR.

About "Transcendent Kingdom"
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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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 6:00pm

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Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020