From being inseparable in childhood to running away from their hometown at the age of 16, the story of Vignes twin sisters and their struggles is beautifully penned down in the upcoming novel, The Vanishing Half.
The New York Times – bestselling author of The Mothers, Brit Bennett, returns with another spectacular blend of drama and tensions in The Vanishing Half. It has already established itself as one of the most anticipated novels of 2020 by Washington Post, New York Times, Guardian, etc. This impeccable novel will be released for bibliophiles on June 2, 2020.
The Vanishing Half Plot: What Can We Expect From It?
The story centers on the pair of The Vignes sisters, Desiree and Stella. These identical twins were inseparable from each other in their early childhood days. They both grew up in a small black community in Louisiana in the 1950s. Both of them decide to run away from their hometown at sixteen. One sister chooses a white husband who forces her to hide her true identity from him and her daughter. Others end up back in her hometown after marrying an ebony man. Her daughter is treated like an outcast because of the darkness of her skin. We will witness the lives of these sisters getting affected by the choices they made as this novel progresses.
The Vanishing Half spans four decades and creates a heart-capturing story that enables us to look deeply into American history. It manages to leave a strong, lasting influence on the readers because of its powerful and mesmerizing story.
What Do The Early Reviews Say?
The Vanishing Half has been critically acclaimed by the social media critics from all around the world. Bennett has been declared as ‘A writer to watch’ by Washington Post. Many praises have been sung about this beautifully written book from various platforms, including New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah Magazine, and many more. The winner of the Booker Prize 2019, Bernardine Evaristo, recently said:
“The Vanishing Half is an utterly mesmerizing novel. It seduces with its literary flair, surprises with its breath-taking plot twists, delights with its psychological insights, and challenges us to consider the corrupting consequences of racism on different communities and individual lives. I absolutely loved this book.”
About The Author
Brit Bennett is an American writer, and she is currently residing in Los Angeles. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Stanford University. She has also studied at the University of Michigan and Oxford University. Her debut novel, The Mothers, has been hailed as The New York Times bestseller. She was also selected as a finalist for her first book in NBCC John Leonard Prize.