“In her powerful first novel, The World in Half, Cristina Henríquez delivers a heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful meditation on family, identity, love, and loss. She takes on the core issues of life with a sensitivity and relentlessness that very few writers can hope to match.”
-Ben Fountain, author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara
“These stories, told in a direct and sparse style, are truly unforgettable. Cristina Henríquez’s young female protagonists are as haunting as the setting of Panama. I could not put aside this book.”
-Isabel Allende, author of The House of the Spirits
Cristina is a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse Jones Award for Fiction for her novel, The World in Half. The winners will be announced in May.
Penguin has put together a reading guide – perfect for book clubs or general discussion – for The World in Half.