The Vanishing Half: A Novel

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal “This is sure to be one of 2020’s best and boldest . . . Bennett’s next masterpiece is a triumph of character-driven narrative.” —Elle  From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.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. As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise.

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Guide Membership Choose! “Bennett’s tone and magnificence remembers James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, nevertheless it’s particularly paying homage to Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Road Journal “That is positive to be one in all 2020’s greatest and boldest . . . Bennett’s subsequent masterpiece is a triumph of character-driven narrative.” —Elle  From The New York Occasions-bestselling creator of The Moms, a surprising new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as kids, who finally select to dwell in two very totally different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will at all times be an identical. However after rising up collectively in a small, southern black group and working away at age sixteen, it is not simply the form of their every day lives that’s totally different as adults, it is every part: their households, their communities, their racial identities. A few years later, one sister lives along with her black daughter in the identical southern city she as soon as tried to flee. The opposite secretly passes for white, and her white husband is aware of nothing of her previous. Nonetheless, even separated by so many miles and simply as many lies, the fates of the twins stay intertwined. What’s going to occur to the following technology, when their very own daughters’ storylines intersect?Weaving collectively a number of strands and generations of this household, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a narrative that’s directly a riveting, emotional household story and a superb exploration of the American historical past of passing. Wanting properly past problems with race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting affect of the previous because it shapes an individual’s selections, wishes, and expectations, and explores a few of the a number of causes and realms wherein folks typically really feel pulled to dwell as one thing aside from their origins. As along with her New York Occasions-bestselling debut The Moms, Brit Bennett provides an engrossing page-turner about household and relationships that’s immersive and provocative, compassionate and sensible.

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