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The Vanishing Half (Penguin LCC US)

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Artikelnummer: 9780593190197

Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, USA Today, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, and Bustle Praise for The Vanishing Half:  & #8220 [Bennett& #8217 s] second [book], The Vanishing Half, more than lives up to her early promise. . . more expansive yet also deeper, a multi-generational family saga that tackles prickly issues of racial identity and bigotry and conveys the corrosive effects of secrets and dissembling. It's also a great read that will transport you out of your current circumstances, whatever they are. . . Like The Mothers, this novel keeps you turning pages not just to find out what happens.& #8221 & #8212 NPR & #8220 Bennett& #8217 s gorgeously written second novel, an ambitious meditation on race and identity, considers the divergent fates of twin sisters, born in the Jim Crow South, after one decides to pass for white. Bennett balances the literary demands of dynamic characterization with the historical and social realities of her subject matter.& #8221 & #8212 The New York Times & #8220 An eloquent new entry to literature on that most vital of subjects, identity,  The Vanishing Half  is the novel of the year.& #8221 & #8212 TIME & #8220 A story of absolute, universal timelessness & #8212 a story of what it means to simply be, to grow up and define oneself and reinvent, to negotiate a place in the world. It's also a deeply American story, rigorously engaged with a country's racist past and present, while interrogative of its foundational values, like choice and legacy. For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be& #8230 .& #8221 & #8212 Entertainment Weekly      & #8220 Beautifully written, thought-provoking and immersive& #8230 Issues of privilege, inter-generational trauma, the randomness and unfairness of it all, are teased apart in all their complexity, within a story that also touches on universal themes of love, identity and belonging& #8230   The Vanishing Half, with its clever premise and strongly developed characters, is unputdownable and highly recommended.& #8221     & #8212 Associated Press & #8220 Bennett pulls it off brilliantly& #8230 Few novels manage to remain interesting from start to finish, even & #8212 maybe especially & #8212 the brilliant ones. But& #8230 Bennett locks readers in and never lets them go& #8230 Stunning& #8230 She leaves any weighty parallels & #8212 between, for example, racial and gender determinism & #8212 to the reader. Her restraint is the novel& #8217 s great strength, and it& #8217 s tougher than it looks& #8230   The Vanishing Half  speaks ultimately of a universal vanishing. It concerns the half of everyone that disappears once we leave home & #8212 love or hate the place, love or hate ourselves.& #8221   & #8212 Los Angeles Times   & #8220 Provides a meditation on the nuance of race that feels important, now more than ever. It& #8217 s the kind of novel that demands to be read & #8212 a propulsive, heartfelt work that keeps its reader both glued to the page and chastened by the idea that soon the experience will come to an end. . . You can call  The Vanishing Half  an escape, but it& #8217 s a meaningful one.& #8221 & #8212 InStyle 'My hope is that the warranted praise Ms. Bennett receives for this novel will have less to do with her efficient handling of timely, or 'relevant,'  subject matter than for her insights into the mysterious compound of what we call truth: a mixture of the identities we& #8217 re born with and those we create.' & #8212 W all Street Journal   & #8220 Reinvention and erasure are two sides of the same coin. Bennett asks us to consider the meaning of authenticity when we are faced with racism, colorism, sexism and homophobia. What price do we pay to be ourselves? How many of us choose to escape what is expected of us? And what happens to the other side of the equation, the side we leave behind? The Vanishing Half answers all these questions in this exquisite story of love, survival and triumph.& #8221 & #8212 The Washington Post & #8220 A stunning page-turner& #8230 It& #8217 s a powerful story about family, compassion, identity and roots& #8230 You will be thinking about The Vanishing Half long after you turn the final page.& #8221   & #8212 Good Morning America & #8220 Brilliant & #8230 The Vanishing Half is at once a crowning jewel within that body of work and a standalone achievement that transcends the subject, a deeply human exploration of relationships and one of the most un-put-downable reads of the year.'   & #8211 GQ   & #8220 Intricately plotted, exceedingly moving story& #8230 with insights into the social and cultural history of passing, while telling what is at heart a tender story about sisterhood, identity and, as Bennett said, 'the endlessly interesting question of which elements in our identity are innate, and which do we choose?'' & #8212 San Francisco Chronicle & #8220 Nuanced and deeply moving,  The Vanishing Half  is an unforgettable meditation on family, privilege, and belonging.& #8221 & #8211   Esquire  & #8220 The legacy of Toni Morrison looms large in  The Vanishing Half.& #8221 & #8211   Vox  & #8220 If you& #8217 re looking to escape into a fictional story, Bennett brilliantly examines race and identity, family and history, and love and belonging& #8212 and it just may make you reflect on the realities of your own.& #8221 & #8211 Forbes & #8220 Breathtaking plot.& #8221 & #8212 People & #8220 [ The Vanishing Half] is a dazzling mosaic exploring racism, colorism, and the expectations we place on the ones we love the most.& #8221 & #8211 Marie Claire 'I don't think I've read a book that covers passing in the way that this one does . . epic.'  & #8212 Kiley Reid in  O, the Oprah Magazine   & #8220 Here, in her sensitive, elegant prose, [Bennett] evokes both the strife of racism, and what it does to a person even if they can evade some of its elements.& #8221 & #8212 Vogue & #8220 Bennett creates a striking portrait of racial identity in America.& #8221   & #8212 TIME     & #8220 Bennett writes like a master, reminiscent of Toni Morrison, Anne Tyler and Elizabeth Strout.& #8221   & #8212 BookPage   & #8220 One of Bennett& #8217 s gifts as a writer is this: Her plots entertain you while her characters make you think. In this case, about race, gender, privilege, and the ways an identity can be built, challenged, and rebuilt.& #8221 & #8211 Goop & #8220 This is sure to be one of 2020& #8217 s best and boldest& #8230 A tale of family, identity, race, history, and perception, Bennett& #8217 s next masterpiece is a triumph of character-driven narrative.& #8221 & #8212 Elle   & #8220 A marvel& #8230 The Vanishing Half is an intergenerational examination of identity, and what it& #8217 s like to grow up in a body you& #8217 ve been conditioned to feel ashamed of. It& #8217 s a poignant family story that doesn& #8217 t shy away from the intersections of race, class, and gender& #8212 all while capturing the reader& #8217 s heart and mind in a way only Bennett can.& #8221 & #8212 The Rumpus   'Irresistible ... an intergenerational epic of race and reinvention, love and inheritance, divisions made and crossed, binding trauma, and the ever-present past.' & #8212 Booklist, STARRED Review   'Assured and magnetic. . .Bennett is deeply engaged in the unknowability of other people and the scourge of colorism& #8230 calls up Toni Morrison& #8217 s The Bluest Eye, the book's 50-year-old antecedent. . . .  [a] rich, sharp story about the way identity is formed.'& #8212 Kirkus, STARRED review   'Impressive & #8230 This prodigious follow-up surpasses Bennett& #8217 s formidable debut.'& #8212 Publishers Weekly, STARRED review & #8220 The Vanishing Half  is an utterly mesmerising novel, which gripped me from the first word to the last. It seduces with its literary flair, surprises with its breath-taking plot twists, delights with its psychological insights, and challenges us to consider the corrupting consequences of racism on different communities and individual lives. I absolutely loved this book.& #8221   & #8212 Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize winning author of  Girl, Woman, Other & #8220 The detail and the feeling showcased in every sentence Brit Bennett writes is breath taking.  The Vanishing Half  is a novel that shows just how human emotion, uncertainty and longing can be captured and put on paper.& #8221   & #8212 Candice Carty-Williams, author of  Queenie   'A novel of immense, shining, powerful   intelligence.& #8221     & #8212 Deborah Levy, two-time Booker shortlisted novelist & #8220 An impressive and arresting novel. Perceptive in its insights and poised in execution, this is an important, timely examination of the impact of race on personality, experience and relationships.& #8221 & #8212 Diana Evans, the Orange Award winning author of  Ordinary People   & #8220 The Vanishing Half  should mark the induction of Brit Bennett into the small group of likely successors to Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, and Nella Larsen..& #8221     & #8212 Sara Collins, author of  The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Person Brit Bennett
Genre Fremdsprachig
Einband Taschenbuch
ISBN 978-0-593-19019-7
Abmessungen (B/H/T) 223x153x27mm
Gewicht 422 g