The Long Night of White Chickens Book Summary and Study Guide

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Roger is a young man in search of the murderer of his beloved friend, Flor, which carries him from suburban New Jersey into the world of Central American politics and society. Flor came from Guatemala as a teenager to work as a maid in the home of Roger, then a toddler. She returned to her homeland after college to run an orphanage and was murdered there. Roger travels to Guatemala to find her murderer where he is reunited with Moya, a Guatemalan journalist and friend. They set out together to solve the crime.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   surviving repressive dictatorship Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   catching a killer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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