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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Charlotte had taken Leonard's hand in the taxi but neither of them spoke until the
house on California Street was in sight . “ And a flowered lawn dress . " “ Don't
think you have to get yourself pregnant just to prove he doesn't have you any ...
WHEN WARREN CAME THAT DAY TO THE DOOR OF THE house on California
Street Charlotte did not answer . When Warren telephoned Charlotte hung up .
When Warren stood on the sidewalk outside the house on California Street at two
He had a letter in his coat with the number on California Street . Your number and
Porter's number . They tried to get Porter and they couldn't . Porter was in New
York . They tried to get you and they got me . He was on the machine for the rest ...
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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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