The Vanishing Half -

The Vanishing Half

Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2021

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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' story lines intersect?

Product code: 9780349701455

ISBN 9780349701455
No. Of Pages 352
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) 232x152x30
On Sale Date 02/06/2020
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Edition New York Times Best Seller
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees.

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In my 2020 Top Ten

Carrie, Paperplus Support Office - November 2020

A story about identity, secrets, inequality, racial segregation, love, and relationships – it is simply a marvelous read. Perfect for Bookclubs – there are so many twists, turns and complicated relationships to be explored. Her last book was The Mothers which I also really enjoyed - like The Vanishing Half, it too was a New York Times bestseller.