The Long Night of White Chickens by Francisco; Francisco Goldman Goldman

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Literary Novel, Fictional Novel, Latin American Studies
 

About Francisco; Francisco Goldman Goldman

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Francisco Goldman has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellowship at the New York Public Library Center for Scholars and Writers. His work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, and Esquire.
 
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 472 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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 Flor, who lived in his house while she attended high school, later going to Wellesley, then back ...

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“That agile, hopscotchlike skipping she used to do on the sidewalk,” Mr. Goldman writes, “a winged-heel blur, heel-kicked-back heel-kicked-back while also moving forward in an exhilarated burst down the sidewalk as if propelling herself back to her childhood in Copilco.” These winsome de...

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Set mainly in Guatemala under military tyranny in the 1980s, this accomplished first novel introduces a talented writer with a distinctive voice and an assured prose style.

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Entertainment Weekly

Goldman, a Guatemalan-American who is a contributing editor of Harper's with some first-rate reporting from Central America to his credit, beautifully evokes the spiritual torpor of a people ''justifiably saturated with paranoia...resolutely silent, suspicious, dishonest, full of denial, qui...

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People

Goldman tells the story of Flor de Mayo Puac, a Guatemalan maid brought to suburban Boston and transformed into a Wellesley College—educated "daughter."

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London Review of Books

Brooding over what he knows about the village – how the army has only recently allowed nuns and priests back in, how the Indians have refused to return to the rectory because of all the people who have been tortured to death there – Roger finds himself tiredly incapable of outrage, and almost cat...

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