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The Vanishing Half’s Brit Bennett, in conversation with author Yvonne Battle-Felton
July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for an event with Brit Bennett, author of ‘The Vanishing Half’
We invite you to take part in an online event with bestselling author Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half.
‘The Vanishing Half’ weaves together multiple strands and generations of the Vignes family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s. Brit Bennett has produced 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.
Described as an ‘utterly mesmerising novel’ by Bernadino Evaristo, Brit will discuss the influences that helped shape the book, and her own upbringing in Southern California.
Access to the event is free when you buy (or have already bought) a copy of ‘The Vanishing Half’ – you can buy a copy here. If you have already bought a copy – please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have purchased the book, you will be emailed an invitation to the event on the day, save the date and time in the meantime!