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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Boca Grande is the name of the country and Boca Grande is also the name of the
city , as if the place defeated the imagination of even its first settler . At least once
each year , usually on the afternoon of the Anniversary of Independence , the ...
Boca Grande exported copra , Charlotte said . Principally your own . Boca
Grande did export copra , principally my own , and , in about the same dollar
volume , Boca Grande also exported parrots , anaconda skins , and macramé
2 CALL THIS MY OWN LETTER FROM BOCA GRANDE . No. Call it what I said .
Call it my witness to Charlotte Douglas . One or two facts about the place where
Charlotte died and I live . Boca Grande means “ big mouth , ” or big bay , and ...
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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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