The Long Night of White Chickens

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Grove Press, Feb 1, 1998 - Fiction - 450 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - Mzkiella - Goodreads

Quit reading at about page 75...just couldn't get into the characters or storyline. Read full review

Contents

GUATE NO EXISTE
1
Chapter ONE
3
Chapter TWO
43
Chapter THREE
49
Chapter FOUR
74
Chapter FIVE
95
Chapter SIX
110
THE LONG NIGHT OF WHITE CHICKENS
125
Chapter THIRTEEN
214
Chapter FOURTEEN
220
Chapter FIFTEEN
226
Chapter SIXTEEN
241
Chapter SEVENTEEN
252
Chapter EIGHTEEN
277
Chapter NINETEEN
292
EL OMNI
319

Chapter SEVEN
127
Chapter EIGHT
141
Chapter NINE
155
Chapter TEN
175
Chapter ELEVEN
184
Chapter TWELVE
194
Chapter TWENTY
321
Chapter TWENTYONE
345
Chapter TWENTYTWO
368
Chapter TWENTYTHREE
378
Chapter TWENTYFOUR
423
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About the author (1998)

Francisco Goldman, the author of five novels, one book of nonfiction, won the Prix Femina for his latest, Say Her Name.

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