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by Brit Bennett


Summary

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.

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  • Title The Vanishing Half: A GMA Book Club Pick (a Novel)
  • Author Brit Bennett
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 352
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Riverhead Books
  • Date 2020-06-02
  • ISBN 9780525536291 / 0525536299
  • Weight 1.2 lbs (0.54 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.2 in (23.62 x 15.75 x 3.05 cm)
  • Themes
    • Sex & Gender: Feminine
    • Topical: Coming of Age
  • Library of Congress subjects African American women, United States - History - 20th century
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2020005358
  • Dewey Decimal Code 813.6

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Citations

  • Booklist, 04/15/2020, Page 35
  • Kirkus Reviews, 04/01/2020, Page 7
  • Library Journal, 06/05/2020, Page 1
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert, 01/01/2020, Page 46
  • Publishers Weekly, 03/02/2020, Page 0
  • Shelf Awareness, 06/02/2020, Page 0

About the author

Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, The Mothers, was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for both the NBCC John Leonard First Novel Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Her second novel, The Vanishing Half, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, longlisted for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Women's Prize, and named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times. Bennet has been named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, a NAACP Image Award Finalist, and one of Time's Next 100 Influential People. Her essays have been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.
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