A Book of Common Prayer
Vintage International, 1995 - 272 halaman
Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.
A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women in the derelict Central American nation of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls much of the country's wealth and knows virtually all of its secrets; Charlotte Douglas knows far too little. Immaculate of history, innocent of politics, she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited with her fugitive daughter. As imagined by Didion, her fate is at once utterly particular and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence.
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4 “ I SEE , ” LEONARD KEPT SAYING FROM WHEREVER HE WAS on the day
the FBI first came to the house on California Street . “ I see . ” “ I don't see , ”
Charlotte said . “ Frankly I don't see at all . ” There was a silence . “ You're calling
I recall thinking that Victor would not be entirely sorry to turn over the Ministry to
whoever was trying to get it that year . in " You're aware Gerardo's still seeing the
norteamericana , ” Victor said one morning in March . I knew that he was ...
Marin wants to see you . " “ And get - she didn't say that . Did she . ” Leonard said
nothing . Charlotte took Leonard's hand and she kissed each finger , very lightly ,
very precisely . “ I knew she didn't say that , ” she said then . " Another thing I ...
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More sad songs—replay them as they lay—in the shimmering oblivion of empty glasses down in Boca Grande (Central America) where Charlotte, another Maria, comes to stay before she is killed ... Baca ulasan lengkap
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