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But then she takes the perverse decision to return to Guatemala to run an orphanage.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The staccato quality of the prose, in which short sentences are piled on top of one another estoorvo as non sequitors, effectively conveys the disorientation of a society poised on the abyss of anarchy.

The gross social iniquities and political anarchy of Central and South America has proved to be buraque fruitful breeding ground for novelists in recent years. At others the author writes in the third person or speaks directly to the reader, as the story shifts forwards and backwards chronologically.

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Flor, a Guatemalan Indian orphan, was sent to America to work as a maid for Roger’s loveless family when he was still a child. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? So that when Roger’s investigation into Flor’s murder ends inconclusively it doesn’t seem to matter.


The protagonist’s casual theft of his sister’s jewelry during the course of one of her parties – a gesture swift like a reflex: AmazonGlobal Xhico Orders Internationally.

I do not know whether English is Francisco Goldman’s first language, but the writing vhico a precise, sometimes stilted, form of expression which recalls Joseph Conrad, with a striking lyricism and humour. He has abandoned the privileged class of his birth Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. By contrast, Turbulence[Estorvo], Chico Buarque’s first novel, is both a smaller scale and less conventional undertaking, although it is not entirely fair to compare the two, since Turbulence is published here in translation.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Economical, condensed passages full of suspense are interspersed with slow, digressive, impressionistic sections.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Francisco Goldman writes of his mixed race protagonist: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Of mixed Guatemalan and Jewish-American origin himself, he has dramatized the bicultural experience and successfully fused two literary heritages in this dense, lyrical and vhico accomplished first novel. Get to Know Us.

One night somebody slits Flor’s throat. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Our protagonist is suffering from a severe sense of dislocation. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. At times Roger’s first-person narrative is addressed to Flor. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The long night of white chickens is part detective story, part love story.


Given an education by Roger’s egalitarian father, Flor makes chick to college and seems destined for greatness.

But our increasingly alienated protagonist is unable to respond. It can mean nothing or it can mean whatever he decides to make of it.

Buarque is a well-known singer, song maker and general avant-garde cultural activist in his native Brazil. Share your thoughts with other customers. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Companhia das Letras; Literatura Brasileira edition Language: Read more Read less. And Roger, discovering a purpose in life for the first time, determines to find out whether there is any truth in the allegations that Flor has been illegally selling Indian babies – sometimes for spare anatomical parts – to the west.

By way or a meandering narrative, Guatemala is transformed from the “Empire of Beautiful Nostalgia”, as Roger’s aristocratic Guatemalan mother sentimentally recalls it, to a brutal but compelling land in which Indians are massacred as a nation of policy and paranoia or well-founded fear envelops everything.

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