The Vanishing Half
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Listening Length 11 hours and 34 minutes
Author Brit Bennett
Narrator Shayna Small
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Audible.com.au Release Date 02 June 2020
Publisher Hachette Audio UK
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B085CNF43L
Best Sellers Rank 239 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
5 in Black & African American Literature (Books)
16 in Family Saga Fiction (Books)
18 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, brilliantly written novel. An absolute MUST-read, right now.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 June 2020
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1.0 out of 5 stars The story was not centered on the Twin sisters!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars So well written
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4.0 out of 5 stars So well written
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 July 2020
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What an amazing journey I’ve been on. Not sightseeing, more like “eye opening” moments.

The Vanishing Half will not only enthrall you it will enlighten you.

Twins. One skin colour lighter than the the other. Living in a small village named Mallard.
Based around 1950’s and spanning down to 1990’s.

Just why did these identical twins get split up when running away?
What made them run?

How did one twins life take a course so far in type to their peer?

One sister living a totally black persons life while the other “passing” for white and whites privilegies.

There is racism, there is hate.

The sisters had their school life halted due to a difference in everyday life, they’re mama needed them to work, to bring in money.

Running took the sisters on totally different paths.
One having different relationships and experiences.
The other marrying a white man who thought he had married a white woman.

Both these sisters went on to have a daughter of their own.

There are lots and lots of moments in this story I’d like to share, but, I’d prefer you to experience them whilst reading this book yourself.

I remember the times when cemeteries were split. Deceased white people on one part of the land and black diseased on the other. The upkeep of the graves were done on the white side, but not the black.

It touches on history here.

But the reunion of the sisters I would have loved more emotional, and to see what happened if here husband learnt of the truth or not that she was indeed black.
I’d love a book 2 on this. Following through the next generation.

I’ve not read The Mothers by this author but I’m looking straight at it on my bookshelf so I’m definitely going to be reading that before 2020 has ended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Problems of racial and gender identity
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2020
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