Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, "The Long Night of White Chickens" marked the brilliant debut of Francisco Goldman s internationally acclaimed writing career.
The Long Night of White Chickens is a novel born of two worlds: It is the story of Roger Graetz, raised in a Boston suburb by a patrician 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, 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 into Flor s life that will have unexpected, and unforgettable, repercussions.
The Long Night of White Chickens