AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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“Bennett’s tone and elegance recollects James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, however it’s particularly paying homage to Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal
“A story of absolute, common timelessness …For any period, it is an completed, affecting novel. For this second, it is piercing, subtly wending its means towards questions on who we’re and who we wish to be….” – Entertainment Weekly
From The New York Times-bestselling creator of The Mothers, a surprising new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as youngsters, who in the end select to dwell in two very completely different worlds, one black and one white.
The Vignes twin sisters will all the time be equivalent. But 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 completely different as adults, it is every part: their households, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives together with her black daughter in the identical southern city she as soon as tried to flee. The different secretly passes for white, and her white husband is aware of nothing of her previous. Still, even separated by so many miles and simply as many lies, the fates of the twins stay intertwined. What will occur to the subsequent 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. Looking properly past problems with race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting affect of the previous because it shapes an individual’s choices, needs, and expectations, and explores a number of the a number of causes and realms wherein individuals generally really feel pulled to dwell as one thing apart from their origins.
As together with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett presents an engrossing web page-turner about household and relationships that’s immersive and provocative, compassionate and clever.