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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I'm not the American ambassador , Victor , Bradley is . ” Victor sucked at his teeth
and drummed his glossy fingernails on a Steuben paperweight Bradley had
given him as a gesture of ambassadorial good will . Victor believed the pale
The absence of caviar at the American Embassy Christmas party reminded
Charlotte Douglas of this story . She talked constantly . She talked feverishly .
She talked as if Victor had released her from vows of silence by walking up to
where she ...
... norteamericana cunt and heard Carmen Arrellano call her la bonne
bourgeoise and heard the carbine fire shatter the vials of clear American vaccine
and still she did not listen . Charlotte had watched the clear American vaccine
shimmer on ...
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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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