When I first began reading Vanishing Twins: A Marriage by Leah Dieterich, I assumed it would be mainly about one particular relationship. However, the book immediately blooms open and explores connections of all sorts–the relationship between language and love, for instance. Near the middle of the book, Dieterich writes: “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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