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The vanishing half

Author: Brit Bennett
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2022. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brit Bennett
ISBN: 0525536965 9780525536963
OCLC Number: 1281134104
Description: 389 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Brit Bennett.

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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, The Vanishing Half is at once a riveting family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond the issues of race, it considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations.

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by BROMELID (WorldCat user published about a month ago) Excellent Permalink

I loved how this book pulled me in. Excellent read. I really enjoyed her other book too, The Mothers. Both include topics of identity and parenthood with compassion and conviction.  It takes place in Mallard Louisiana a small down.

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