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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Actually I don't quite , ” Ardis Bradley said . “ For that matter imagine Leonard on a
camel , ” Charlotte Douglas said . “ Leonard , ” Victor said tentatively , looking at
Ardis Bradley . “ Leonard would be her— " “ Actually I think Tuck might know ...
... way at all , actually . ” Charlotte's expression did not change . “ Actually they're
better if you bleed them live . Marin wanted a pair of red 10.
Actually that's not the dynamic . " Gerardo smiled at me and Elena . “ Actually I'm
using Bebe Chicago . Listen to this girl . I like the lisp and the pinafore together .
Very nice . ” “ All you think about is sex , ” Elena said . " You wish that were true ...
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A BOOK OF COMMON PRAYERUlasan Pengguna - Kirkus
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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