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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.
FRANCISCO GOLDMAN is the author of three novels: "The Long Night of White Chickens," which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award; "The Ordinary Seaman," a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and "The Divine Husband." Goldman is also the author of the non-fiction book, "The Art of Political Murder: Who killed the Bishop?," which was named a Best Book of the Year by "The Chicago Tribune," "The Washington Post," "The San Francisco Chronicle," and "The Economist." Goldman has been a contributing editor for Harper s magazine, and his fiction, journalism and essays have appeared in publications such as "The New Yorker," "The New York Review of Books," "Esquire" and "The New York Times Magazine." He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation grant and the T. R. Fyvel Freedom of Expression Book Award, and was a fellow at the American Academy of Berlin and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. He currently directs the Premio Aura Estrada/Aura Estrada Prize (www.premioauraestrada.com). Goldman divides his time between Brooklyn and Mexico City."
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