Join us for an exclusive event for independent booksellers. Brit Bennett, author of the bestselling novel The Vanishing Half, will be in conversation with Yvonne Battle-Felton. The event is free if you buy the book from our website (buy the hardback for £14.99, or buy the paperback for £8.99) or buy either from our bookshop.org page, or buy either in the shop and we’ll take your email details. The link to the event will be emailed on the day.
Weaving together multiple strands and generations of the Vignes twin sisters and their family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, 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.