Patricia Grace King

Patricia's novella

Day of All Saints

winner of the 2017 miami university novella prize

Martín Silva de Choc, childhood survivor of an army massacre during the Guatemalan civil war, and now a language school teacher in Guatemala City, falls in love with Abby, his American student, and follows her home to Chicago on a fiancé visa. Days before their wedding, however, Abby goes missing, and on a Halloween afternoon Martín embarks on a search that will lead him from the ghost-strewn yards of Chicago’s North Side to the Lincoln Park Conservatory—and back to his violent past. A story about repressed secrets and the limits of love, Day of All Saints traces the effects of historical trauma on individual lives.


About Patricia

Patricia Grace King is the author of Day of All Saints, winner of the 2017 Miami University Novella Prize. Her short stories have been published by Ploughshares, Narrative, The Gettysburg Review, and other journals. Her chapbooks, Rubia and The Death of Carrie Bradshaw, respectively won The Florida Review’s Leiby Award and the Kore Press Short Fiction Award. Born and raised in the southern United States, she lives in the north of England.

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