This month we’ll be discussing The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Meeting is scheduled for October 29 at 10 AM. You can come to the church for in-person discussion or join via zoom. Zoom link will be sent the week of the meeting.
It’s a multi-generational family saga that tackles prickly issues of racial identity and bigotry and conveys the corrosive effects of secrets and dissembling.
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at sixteen, their lives take different turns. One sister lives with her black daughter in this same small town. The other passes for white and her husband knows nothing about her past.
Aa multi-generational family saga that tackles prickly issues of racial identity and bigotry and conveys the corrosive effects of secrets and dissembling. It’s also a great read that will transport you out of your current circumstances, whatever they are. The fates of the sisters remain intertwined. Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person’s decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.
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