Synopses & Reviews
These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts, youthful infatuation and genuine passion. Tender, ambitious, bold, and unflinching, they herald the arrival of a fresh, exciting, and lavishly talented new voice in American literature.
An exciting "New Yorker" debut fiction writer and new voice in Latina fiction delivers stories as beautiful as they are gritty, as haunting as they are immediate.
About the Author
Cristina Henríquez is the author of Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories
and the forthcoming novel The World In Half
. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker
, Glimmer Train
, and AGNI
, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker
, The Oxford American
, and Preservation
. She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review
as one of "Fiction's New Luminaries," and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives with her husband in Chicago.