Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Martin 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 his American student, Abby, and follows her home to Chicago on a fiance visa. Days before their wedding, however, Abby goes missing, and on a Halloween afternoon Martin embarks on a search that leads from the ghost- strewn yards of Chicago's North Side to the Lincoln Park Conservatory--and ultimately 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.