16 Books Featuring Multiple Personalities

Characters who are more than what they first appear

Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) is a complex psychological condition that's long fascinated medical professionals and provided rich ground for writers looking to explore the many facets of a human being. Here is just a sampling of the many books, both fiction and non, that explore what it's like when there's more than one of you.

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2. Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk
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3. Psycho

Robert Bloch
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4. The Two Towers

J. R. R. Tolkien
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5. The Sum of My Parts

Olga Trujillo
Beast in View

6. Beast in View

Margaret Miller
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8. When Rabbit Howls

Truddi Chase
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9. The Ice Twins

S. K. Tremayne
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11. Freshwater

Akwaeke Emezi
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12. Love Me Whole

Nicky James
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14. Sybil

Flora Rheta Schreiber
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15. Red Dragon

Robert Harris
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16. Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust