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Book Cult - Vanishing Twins

Deep Vellum Books is excited to host Book Cult! Our very own bookstore book club! Now this isn’t your regular-degular-schmegular book club. We won’t always follow the traditional book club format but we’ll be discussing a book from some of our favorite small presses every other month. Expect giveaways, special guests, games, and most of all new friends! See you there! 

Our November book club choice will be VANISHING TWINS by Leah Dieterich published by Soft Skull Press

*Book club members get 20% off the book club title

About the Book

For as long as she can remember, Leah has had the mysterious feeling that she’s been searching for a twin—that she should be part of an intimate pair. It begins with dance partners as she studies ballet growing up; continues with her 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 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 original passionate 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.

Earlier Event: November 17
Pilgrim's Pit Stop
Later Event: December 7
Queer AF: A QPOC Open Mic