Reviews

  • A piercing story of faith, science and the opioid crisis . . . Transcendent Kingdom really sings. There's bravery as well as beauty here

    Observer
  • Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative . . . not a word or idea out of place. I am quite angry this is so good

    Roxane Gay
  • Transcendent Kingdom is a quietly magnificent novel - vivid, touching and beautifully written, and also unafraid to be, and to remain, really very sad.

    i
  • Her equally outstanding second novel, Transcendent Kingdom, smaller in scale, is another graceful exploration of trauma reverberating through a family...introspective and intimate

    Sunday Telegraph
  • This novel is an unflinching account of loss, but it is also a moving tribute to the ability of the human spirit to endure such tragedies

    The Times
  • Gyasi's novel is a thoughtful analysis of a pressing social problem

    Mail on Sunday
  • Among other things [Transcendent Kingdom] is a sharp reckoning with the tensions between race, science and religion...its scope is pared back, its register intimate - not many writers can switch style like this

    Sunday Times Culture
  • [A] mightily enjoyable novel

    Daily Mail
  • Perhaps neither science nor religion alone could capture transcendence, but Gyasi has proved, once again, that a novel can

    Guardian
  • 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

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