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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524711771
  • ISBN: 1524711772
  • ISBN: 9780525658184
  • ISBN: 0525658181
  • Physical Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Read with Jenna" --Cover.
"This is a Borzoi book."
Summary, etc.:
"A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief, narrated by a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford school of medicine studying the neural circuits of reward seeking behavior in mice"--Provided by publisher.
Gifty is a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford 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 a knee 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. 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.-- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Women medical students > Fiction.
Ghanaians > United States > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Faith > Fiction.
Mentally ill mothers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Psychiatry > Research > Fiction.
Depressed persons > Fiction.
Brothers > Death > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life / Siblings.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
Brothers > Death.
Depressed persons.
Faith.
Families.
Ghanaians.
Grief.
Mentally ill mothers.
Psychiatry > Research.
Women medical students.
California > Fiction.
California.
United States.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.