The Long Night of White Chickens
Francisco Goldman won accolades and international recognition with his extraordinary first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens, the winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. A best-selling paper-back for the Atlantic Monthly Press, it is now available for the first time in a Grove Press trade paperback edition.
The Long Night of White Chickens is a novel truly born of two worlds, staging with brilliant wit and immense humanity the intimate lives of Latin America and the United States. It is the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by an aristocratic Guatemalan mother, and his relationship with Flor de Mayo, the beautiful young Guatemalan orphan sent by his grandmother to live with his family as a maid. When, years later in the 1980s, Flor is murdered in Guatemala while running an orphanage, Roger returns to uncover the truth of her death. There he is reunited with Luis Moya, a childhood friend, and together they venture on a quest to chronicle Flor's life story that will prove to have unexpected, and unforgettable, repercussions.
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Review: The Long Night of White ChickensUser Review - Sarina - Goodreads
Wow. I may never have read a book that pulled me in as absorbingly as this one did. Goldman manages to describe place so well that you leave feeling as if you have genuinely been there, spent years ... Read full review
Review: The Long Night of White ChickensUser Review - Mzkiella - Goodreads
Quit reading at about page 75...just couldn't get into the characters or storyline. Read full review
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