"There are several parallels here, in both theme and plot, with Pullman's novel (above); Pullman weaves a far tighter and more compelling story, yet Roy's book is full of grace, delicately unfolding expectations, and a deep affection for the family that inhabits it. (Fiction. 12+)"
Identical twins Hannah and Rosie, 15, are products of their white mother Isabel's long-ago marriage to a black musician, Joe Delaney.
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