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 sure your daughter appreciates the legal bind she's put you in , Char . "
Pete Wright was examining some stock certificates . Charlotte had known Pete
Wright longer than she had known Leonard , he had roomed at Stanford with
Char . I think Leonard is " Not that anybody ever does ask me , ” Linda said . " —A
very fine lawyer , ” Dickie said . “ Listen , ” Charlotte said finally . Linda was still
plumping pillows with pointed energy . “ Dickie . I've been remembering some ...
No good remembering , Char . ” “ Of course your sister wasn't here during that
ordeal . ” “ Dickie , ” Charlotte said . “ We used to laugh about it . ” “ You and me ,
Char . ” Dickie touched Charlotte's hair uncertainly and turned away . “ Forget ...
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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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