Yaa Gyasi wrote the hell out of this book. I read the last half in one sitting, then immediately started again and reread the first third, because I knew the payoff would be massive, and it was. This is exactly the kind of book that inspired me to study English Lit & it's exactly the kind of multigenerational epic piece that gets in your head & explodes in there. I wish everything I read was this good. This is now my go-to book recommendation. I'm going to stop because I don't want to oversell it. Read the book.