The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez

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Now in paperback, the "beautiful" (Chicago Sun-Times) novel from the prizewinning author of Come Together, Fall Apart.

Miraflores never knew her father, and never thought he wanted to know her. But when she returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up to care for her ailing mother, she discovers that her mother and father were greatly in love, and that her father had wanted a daughter more than she could have imagined. Now, Miraflores secretly plots a trip to Panama, in search of the man she hopes can heal her mother-and who can help her find the pieces of her own identity. What she finds is unexpected, exhilarating, and holds the power to change the course of her life.


About Cristina Henriquez

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Cristina Henríquez's stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Glimmer Train, Ploughshares, and other journals. She was featured in The Virginia Quarterly Review as one of “Fiction's New Luminaries,” and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award. She lives in Chicago. Author website:
Published February 20, 2009 by Riverhead. 332 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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