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The Vanishing Half

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"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. Ten 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."--Provided by publisher.

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lived up to the hype. submitted by AGAPHD on June 25, 2020, 8:06pm This was excellent! Captivating story and beautiful writing.

Complex Characters, Choices and Circumstance submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on August 19, 2020, 6:48am Having read 'The Mothers' by Brit Bennett last year and realizing what an exceptional writer she is, I've been eagerly awaiting her new novel published in June. 'The Vanishing Half' is about estranged twin sisters who live very different worlds, one black and one white.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780525536291
0525536299

SUBJECTS
Twins -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
African American women -- Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.