The Long Night of White Chickens

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Grove Press, Feb 1, 1998 - 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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Having lived in Guate I went through a phase of trying to read anything from there in English. This is a very strong book on the realities of Guatemala, in fact it's very good, not for everyone of course. Read full review

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Rafael Bernal (1915-1972) was the author of many novels and plays. El Complot Mongol (1969) is regarded as his masterpiece.

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