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Vanishing Twins

Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir; Social Science
Unabridged   4.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/25/2018

Vanishing Twins

A Marriage

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684415243
Digital Download ISBN:9781684415250


"It's like we're the same person. We finish each other's sentences. This is what we've been taught to desire and expect of love. But there's a question underneath that's never addressed: Once you find someone to finish your sentences, do you stop finishing them for yourself?"

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Product Description

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.


"In this ethereal and heady memoir, Dieterich paints a stunning portrait of her marriage and her lifelong search for twinship. . . . Poignant and extremely hard to shake." ―Booklist

"Dieterich chronicles her romantic life in this intimate and passionate memoir, which focuses on the link between identity and love. . . . The narrative . . . is seamless, as she traverses a period of uncertainty and questioning into comfortably claiming her queer identity." ―Publishers Weekly

In these poetically written episodes, the author ponders the nature of love, attraction, and identity through literature, pop culture, psychology, femininity, and the delicate nuances of being a 'beautiful and controlled' ballerina. Graceful snapshots of a life that lyrically coalesce into expressive declarations of identity and intimacy. ―Kirkus Reviews

Author Bio

Leah Dieterich's essays and short fiction have been published by Buzzfeed, Bomb magazine, the Nervous Breakdown, and the Offing. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.