The Vanishing Half

ISBN: 9780349701455 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Brit Bennett Editură: Dialogue Books Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 352 Stoc: La comandă

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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?

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.


'A writer to watch' Washington Post

'Bennett allows her characters to follow their worst impulses, and she handles provocative issues with intelligence, empathy and dark humour' New York Times

'A beautifully written, sad and lingering book' Guardian on The Mothers

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Brit Bennett
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Dialogue Books
Inaltime
23
Latime
15
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
352
Premii
Winner Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 Historical Fiction
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