The list of accolades and awards for The Vanishing Half could fill a book of its own. Beloved among critics and readers alike, this novel by Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers, is a provocative page-turner that has a lot to say about race, family, choices, and expectations.
The Vanishing Half calls to mind the work of Toni Morrison, Anne Tyler, and Elizabeth Strout. Bennett writes like a master, creating rich worlds filled with a broad cast of characters, all shining brightly in memorable moments both big and small. —BookPage
Twin sisters run away from their small, Southern Black community as teenagers, each following her own path to build a new life. The lives they create could not be more different in terms of community, family, and racial identity. But regardless of the miles and lies that separate them, their fates are still intertwined.
Spanning from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, this unforgettable book is an emotionally gripping exploration of how the past shapes a person's life journey.