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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She bores me , ” Carmen Arrellano said sullenly . Carmen had been arranged
since dinner in a corner of the room where she could gaze at herself in a mirror . “
It bores me . ' “ Of course it bores you , ” Gerardo said . “ You don't like sex .
Carmen is always bored , ” Gerardo said . “ Excuse me . Camilla is always bored .
I want to hear this lisp . " “ We shall reply to repression with liberation . We shall
reply to the terrorism of the dictatorship with the terrorism of the revolution .
Le Jockey , ' ” Carmen Arrellano said to Antonio . “ Listen to Elena . Your
interesting sister - in - law thinks she's in Paris . I don't want dinner . " “ I mean if
she is going to Paris , ” Ardis Bradley said , " she's going to miss her husband . ” 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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