The Vanishing Half is the critically acclaimed second novel by Britt Bennett that was published in 2020. The novel tells the story of two twins from Mallard, Louisiana, one of whom decides to pass as white. The Vanishing Half enters into the cannon of racial passing novels, upending the conventions of the genre and exploring themes of racial identity, family, belonging, and grief. The novel was longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award.
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