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  • 3 of 8 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University 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 an ankle 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. But 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, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive.... -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC GYASI (Text) 33892100702738 Adult New Books Book None 09/22/2020 Checked out 11/21/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525658184
  • ISBN: 0525658181
  • Physical Description: 261 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A novel" -- from front cover.
"This is a Borzoi book."
"Read with Jenna" --front cover.
Summary, etc.:
Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University 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 an ankle 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. But 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, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive.... -- from book jacket.
Subject: Women medical students > Fiction.
Ghanaian Americans > Fiction.
Immigrant families > Fiction.
Faith > Fiction.
Mentally ill mothers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Psychiatry > Research > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Depressed persons > Fiction.
Depressed persons > Fiction.
Brothers > Death > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Novels.
Summary: Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University 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 an ankle 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. But 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, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive.... -- from book jacket.

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