Yaa Gyasi + Tracy K. Smith

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, September 8, 7:30 PM ET
Yaa Gyasi presents Transcendent Kingdom
In conversation with Tracy K. Smith
Tickets $5 - $40 (see below)

Yaa Gyasi’s Transcendent Kingdom—the 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 studying reward-seeking behavior in mice, determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her—her brother's painkiller addiction and death of an overdose, her mother's debilitating depression—who also finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised. This is a deeply moving novel about faith, science, religion, family, and love, which Roxane Gay calls "absolutely transcendent." Yaa Gyasi, our neighbor at Greenlight, talks about her book live with Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at this special virtual event.  Yaa will sign and personalize copies of Transcendent Kingdom for ticketholders.

Some ticket options include a signed copy of Transcendent Kingdom, which can be shipped or picked up at one of our store locations. Copies may be personalized by request; please note book delivery and signing options when purchasing.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

NY
Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

Homegoing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

Wade in the Water: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978365
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Graywolf Press - March 26th, 2019

Life on Mars: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555975845
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Graywolf Press - May 10th, 2011

American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781555978150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Graywolf Press - September 4th, 2018

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