Come Together, Fall Apart

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Penguin, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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.
 

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COME TOGETHER, FALL APART: A Novella and Stories

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Eight stories and a novella set in Panama introduce a dazzling new talent.Henríquez's voice is artfully simple and unembellished, soft yet quietly piercing. Her tales record realizations of ... Read full review

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A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Henr�quez offers a tender collection of short stories and a novella set in Panama around the time of the military leader Noriega's fall. The ... Read full review

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Contents

YANINA
ASHES
DRIVE
MERCURY
BEAUTIFUL
THE WIDE PALE OCEAN
THE BOX HOUSE AND THE SNOW
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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, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, 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.

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