The Vanishing Half Readalikes

Created on November 4, 2021, 11:42 am

Last Updated January 20, 2022, 2:23 pm

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While Larsen's most famous novel, "Passing", is most closely related to "The Vanishing Half", all of her stories explore themes of race and finding one's place in the world.
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Woodson's slim novel explores similar territory, but more so, these two authors are exceptional writers capable of seamlessly transitioning between multiple narrators. 
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Bennett is clearly influenced by Toni Morrison, and this novel also features a dark-skinned daughter born to a light-skinned mother, even if they are very different circumstances.
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For a different perspective on a similar time period that also stars divergent twin sisters.
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Some of the most affecting parts of "The Vanishing Half" deal with passing. If you want to learn more about passing, in all different contexts, try this.