#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE
YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST
* NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 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 A story of absolute, universal timelessness
...For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment,
it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and
who we want to be.... - Entertainment Weekly 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.

Brit Bennett—The Vanishing Half

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