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Brit Bennett

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About the Author

Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She has won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 näytä lisää Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Brit is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Brit Bennet, brit bennet, Brit Bennett

Tekijän teokset

Mikä meidät erottaa (2020) 5,171 kappaletta
The Mothers (2016) 1,877 kappaletta
Adventures with Claudie (2023) 7 kappaletta
Some People Have Real Problems — Tekijä — 1 kappale

Associated Works

Can We All Be Feminists? (2018) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta

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This is a tale of twins, born in a “light” black town that wasn’t on any map. In this town, everyone was trying to be lighter brown, dark-skinned folks were frowned upon, prejudice was rampant.
The twins are light. One chooses to marry a dark-skinned man; the other decides to pass for white, and marries a white man. The first has a very dark-skinned child who is not accepted in their old town; the other has a blonde girl who never questions her origin. One moves far away and stays away; the other returns to the childhood home.
The sisters’ choices separate them, fill both with fear of rejection and/or detection.
The story continues on through the sisters’ lives, their growth and restrictions. I have no experience of being non-white, and I’m not a twin, but the author makes it easy to identify with the characters and understand their motivations.
Throughout the story we are treated to different views of the nature of love- when is it love to keep secrets? When is it love to reveal them? Who is harmed in each case? Is that how we should decide about truth?
The ending of the book goes on a bit long, in my view- we didn’t really need to have everyone’s story tied up, and the issues are mostly resolved well before the end. That said, it was an excellent read and a window into lives that I haven’t experienced, and that makes for my favourite kind of book.
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Dabble58 | 226 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 11, 2023 |
Excellent audiobook, read by Shayna Small. Excellent everything!
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nogomu | 226 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 19, 2023 |
A wonderfully written book that tackles many hot topics that we face today despite the characters experiencing decades before. To avoid spoilers or misleading statements, I will just say that I truly enjoyed The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. The characters were well developed, their stories detailed and complete. Such as an easy read that kept me wondering what would happen next. I couldn't put it down.
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sarah_mcd | 226 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 9, 2023 |
The Vanishing Half is an entertaining novel about light skinned twin sisters Desiree and Stella who “passes” as white. The side story about how different shades of black are treated within the black and white community fascinates too. The love story between Desiree daughter Jude and a transsexual man is beautifully developed. Unfortunately, these stories do not coalesce to a satisfying conclusion. The reader does keep engaged but the last 1/3 of the book has plot holes and lacks believability. Of course with racial inequality and systemic racism on everyone’s mind, this novel has enough of different perspective to make it worthwhile.… (lisätietoja)
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GordonPrescottWiener | 226 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 24, 2023 |



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