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Feb 02, 2021VaughanPLRachelP rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is such a powerful, personal novel. In Yaa Gyasi's second novel, Gifty is a neuroscience PhD student reflecting on how her science education is (or isn't) at odds with her religious upbringing, and how her childhood trauma informed her future. This novel is very introspective, written in the first person, primarily with Gifty ruminating on her past. I read this more for the experience of reading than for the plot - so if you do read more for plot, you may find it slow moving. But I thought it was just absolutely stunning.