The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

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?

Title:The Vanishing Half
Edition Language:English
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    The Vanishing Half Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    News flash: HBO and Brit Bennett made a 7 figure deal for the adaptation of the book into limited series!🎉🎈Wowza! This is unique! This is impeccable! This is perfectly written and I wished it ne...

  • Cindy Pham

    Although the first 1/3 of the book was slow, once we start to see how two generations diverge and they connect later on, I became invested in each person's individual journeys as they grappled with ra...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I'm not sure I have words for how excellent this book turned out to be, but terms such as "breathtaking, poignant, and ultimately hopeful" come to mind. I was constantly reminded of the golden oldie m...

  • karen

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!There were many ways to be alienated from someone, few to actually belong.i know it looks like i’m over here five-starring a lot of books in a row all of a sudden, but it’s not so ...

  • Meredith

    “She was always inventing her life.”Twin sisters. Two different paths: One chooses black. The other white. Their choices reflect societal norms, gender constructs, and racial inequality in contemp...

  • Angela M

    This is a thought provoking story and a few scenes were not easy to read. There’s racism here, a violent incident against a man, witnessed by his young twin daughters, and more trauma for one of the...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Sooooo GOOD!!! ...Pathos and Pain.......Profound Thoughtfulness......Spellbinding prose.......Surprises I never saw coming......A book that kept me interested and curious from start to finish......Fil...

  • Jayme

    3.5 Two Black twins, so “light” they could “pass” for White. And, this story exploring “ PASSING” - a term I was not familiar with. One of the twins will choose to do just that-live life a...

  • marilyn

    The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett features black twin sisters, whose skin is so light that they can pass for white. The sisters have always been close, almost like one person, even though they are so...

  • Debra

    "You could never quite get used to loneliness..." Identical twin sisters, Desiree, and Stella Vignes were born in Mallard, Louisiana, a town so small it cannot be found on the map. They have witnes...