Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi

268 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 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 neurosci...

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Community Reviews Summary of 28,133 reviews

Moods

emotional 87%
reflective 83%
sad 67%
challenging 36%
dark 28%
hopeful 21%
informative 15%
inspiring 14%
tense 8%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 27%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 13% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | No: 4% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.22

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