The Long Night of White Chickens

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Grove Press, 1992 - Fiction - 450 pages
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"TheLong Night of White Chickens" is a novel truely born of two worlds: it is the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by an aristocrat 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 and chronicle of Flow's whole life story that will prove to have unexpected, and unforgettable, repercussioins.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Goldman, a contributing editor of Harper's, here tells the story of a half-Guatemalan, half-Boston-Jewish young man, Roger Graetz, and his lifelong fascination with and love for the Guatemalan orphan ... Read full review

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This rich, embellished debut novel, which brings together Guatemalan and American culture, focuses on the murder of Flor, the head of an orphanage in Guatemala. When she was young, Flor had been sent ... Read full review

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