Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom

Yaa Gyasi

290 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller 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 Scho...

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Community Reviews Summary of 20,372 reviews

Moods

emotional 86%
reflective 83%
sad 66%
challenging 37%
dark 27%
hopeful 20%
informative 15%
inspiring 14%
tense 7%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 28%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 13% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 32% | 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

4.24

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