Vanishing Twins by Leah Dieterich audiobook

Vanishing Twins: A Marriage

By Leah Dieterich
Read by Leah Dieterich

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4.68 Hours Unabridged
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As long as she can remember, Leah has had the mysterious feeling that she's searching for a twin—that she belongs as one of an intimate pair. It begins with friends, dance partners, and her own reflection in the mirror as she studies ballet growing up; continues with physical and emotional attractions to girlfriends in college; and leads her, finally, to Eric, whom she moves across the country for and marries. But her steadfast, monogamous relationship leaves her with questions she can't answer about her sexuality and her identity, so she and her husband decide to try an open marriage. How does a young couple make room for their individual desires, their evolving selfhoods, and their artistic ambitions while building a life together? Can they pursue other sexual partners, even live in separate cities, and keep their passionate original bond alive? Vanishing Twins looks for answers in psychology, science, pop culture, art, architecture, Greek mythology, dance, and language, to create a lucid, suspenseful portrait of a woman testing the limits and fluidities of love.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2019 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

A Nylon Magazine Pick of Great New Reads of the Month

A Refinery29 Pick of the Month

As long as she can remember, Leah has had the mysterious feeling that she's searching for a twin—that she belongs as one of an intimate pair. It begins with friends, dance partners, and her own reflection in the mirror as she studies ballet growing up; continues with physical and emotional attractions to girlfriends in college; and leads her, finally, to Eric, whom she moves across the country for and marries. But her steadfast, monogamous relationship leaves her with questions she can't answer about her sexuality and her identity, so she and her husband decide to try an open marriage.

How does a young couple make room for their individual desires, their evolving selfhoods, and their artistic ambitions while building a life together? Can they pursue other sexual partners, even live in separate cities, and keep their passionate original bond alive? Vanishing Twins looks for answers in psychology, science, pop culture, art, architecture, Greek mythology, dance, and language, to create a lucid, suspenseful portrait of a woman testing the limits and fluidities of love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s exactly this tension between retaining your individuality and absorbing yourself into someone else that unfurls throughout Vanishing Twins…She writes about her own reckoning with her sexuality and exploration of queer identity without becoming pat or coy, giving readers intimate access to her fears and conflicting emotions.” NPR
“In many ways, Dieterich’s provocative, poetic memoir is about wanting more than what we—particularly as women—are told we can have…It is also a book about making choices, and knowing that those decisions are best made after thoroughly exploring the available options, and also fully getting to know ourselves in the process.” Nylon

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Author Bio: Leah Dieterich

Author Bio: Leah Dieterich

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 4.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English