THE VANISHING HALF

THE VANISHING HALF

BENNETT, BRIT

20,80 €
IVA inclós
Preguntar disponibilitat
Editorial:
ABACUS
Matèria
Contemporary literature
ISBN:
978-0-349-70145-5
Pàgines:
346
Enquadernació:
Paperback

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' story lines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this 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.

Articles relacionats

  • DADDY
    CLINE, EMMA
    'I don't know which is more amazing, Emma Cline's understanding of human beings or her mastery of language' Mark Haddon, bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NighttimeEmma Cline's stories consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his so...
    Disponibilitat inmediata

    20,25 €

  • YEAR OF THE MONKEY
    PATTI SMITH
    u003cbu003eu003ciu003eNew York Timesu003c/iu003e Best Selleru003cbru003e u003cbru003e From the National Book Award-winning author of u003ciu003eJust Kidsu003c/iu003e and u003ciu003eM Trainu003c/iu003e, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003e u003cbru003e Following a...
    Disponibilitat inmediata

    22,30 €

  • THE CHILDREN ACT
    MCEWAN, IAN
    El títol d’aquest penúltim llibre de l’autor britànic Ian McEwan fa referència a “The Children Act 1989”, un acte amb el qual el parlament anglès defineix les funcions atribuïdes a les entitats locals, als tribunals, als pares i a les agències del Regne Unit per garantir i promoure el benestar dels menors. El jutge Maye s’enfronta al cas d’Adam Henry, un noi de 17 anys que, aju...
    Disponibilitat inmediata

    13,50 €

  • A PASSAGE TO INDIA
    FORSTER, E.M.
    Exploring issues of colonialism, faith and the limits of comprehension, E.M. Forster's A Passage to India is edited by Oliver Stallybrass, with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra. When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape th...
    Disponibilitat inmediata

    13,50 €

  • TRAINSPOTTING
    WELSH, IRVINE
    The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle's hit filmChoose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin...
    Disponibilitat inmediata

    13,35 €

  • A LITTLE LIFE
    YANAGIHARA, HANYA
    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction 2016.Finalist for the National Book Awards 2015.The million copy bestseller, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York...
    Disponibilitat inmediata

    14,85 €