An extraordinary tale about twin sisters ending up in two completely different worlds but facing the same problem – racism.
Best known for The Mothers, Brit Bennett, is set to make a grand comeback with her upcoming novel named The Vanishing Half. It features racial tensions fused with a big scoop of human drama. Inseparable in childhood but living far apart from each other in adult days, this is a story about the constructs of gender and race and the nature of love and family.
Here is what you need to know about Bennett’s upcoming novel!
The Vanishing Half Plot
The plot focuses on The Vignes twin sisters, Desiree and Stella, and their daughters, Jude and Kennedy. The duo was inseparable in childhood. They lived in a small black community in Louisiana in the 1950s. The racial tensions among the people are sky-high. Their father also joined the list of victims of racism. They both decide to leave their single mother behind to find a new life in New Orleans. But they take different paths at the age of sixteen. A dramatic change in their lives occurs when they both marry completely different persons from each other. One sister marries a white man and lies to him and their daughter. On the other hand, another sister ends up back in her Mallard community with her black husband and her ebony daughter.
The story takes some twisty turns along with some soft breaks of heart-touching drama as we dive deep into the sea of American history. This novel definitely connects with your soul. It allows you to walk down an unforgettable path for exploring families and histories across state lines and race lines and generations.
The Vanishing Half has already paved its way in finding its spot on “Most anticipated novels of 2020” lists of many platforms, including Washington Post, New York Times, Guardian, and many more. Bibliophiles from all around the world absolutely love this epic novel. It has been hailed as a “page-turner” by The Oprah Magazine.
Kiley Reid from the Wall Street Journal recently stated:
“Bennett’s tone and style recall James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.”
When will it release?
The book lovers will be able to get their hands on this book from June 2, 2020. You can read this book on Goodreads or can get a copy of it from Amazon.
About the author
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett received her undergraduate degree in English from Stanford University. Her debut novel, The Mothers, turned out to be a New York Times bestseller. She also bagged Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction and Hurston/Wright Award for college writers in 2014. She is currently residing in Los Angeles.