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.