The Vanishing Half

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Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, this novel 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.

  • Pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 238x162mm