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Brit Bennett

Autor(a) de The Vanishing Half

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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 mostrar mais Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Brit is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honorees. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half (2020) 5,680 cópias
The Mothers (2016) 1,991 cópias
Adventures with Claudie (2023) 8 cópias
Some People Have Real Problems — Autor — 2 cópias
The Vanishing Half 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Can We All Be Feminists? (2018) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias


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DNF @ 25%. Reached the "point of no return" zone and it still hasn't really held my attention. Might come back to this someday.
escapinginpaper | outras 240 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
I was disappointed by this novel, The Vanishing Half. It is beautifully written; Brit Bennett has a wonderful way with words, but the story in the book did not meet my hopes and ultimately, bored me.

Desiree and Stella are identical twin sisters, born and raised in Mallard, Louisiana, where nothing ever happens. When they are sixteen, they run away together to New Orleans, and then they run away from each other. The book documents their separate lives, the lives of their children, and to a lesser extent the lives of their partners, husbands, neighbours.

Just like nothing ever happens in Mallard, Louisiana, I found that nothing really happens in the book. It's just family, falling out and then back in, it's decisions made and lies told and unravelled, and there isn't any big moment that you can hang your hat on or view as the tipping point of the story you're reading.

I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't.
… (mais)
ahef1963 | outras 240 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
The premise of this novel is interesting: Black twins take different paths in life, where one lives as a white person. They and their daughters cross paths again causing everyone to reevaluate life and racial identity. Theres another interesting side story about a trans man. The writing was lightweight, not bad, but not spectacular either. The last few chapters felt rushed and like the themes and characters that were being developed suddenly got thrown down on paper in a messy way with lots of loose threads left unpulled. The question “do we get to choose our own identities?” is an interesting one and I wish it had been more adequately explored.… (mais)
technodiabla | outras 240 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |
This family drama explores identity, secrets, and forgiveness. The Vignes family was irreparably damaged by violence, loss and separation. As the twins embark on a new life, they must shed their past
Stella and her twin Desiree leave their small town without saying goodbye to family or friends. One eventually returns, running from an unhappy past. The other twin starts a new life "passing over". But Stella and Desiree aren't the only ones who have remade themselves, leaving behind an old identity.… (mais)
Chrissylou62 | outras 240 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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