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The vanishing half, Brit Bennett

Label
The vanishing half
Title
The vanishing half
Statement of responsibility
Brit Bennett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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"--
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Citation location within source
  • April 15, 2020
  • April 01, 2020
  • March 02, 2020
  • June 23, 2020
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Brit
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Brodart
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twins
  • African American women
Label
The vanishing half, Brit Bennett
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2020005358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780525536291
Lccn
2020005358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The vanishing half, Brit Bennett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2020005358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780525536291
Lccn
2020005358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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