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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In the weeks that followed the appearance of the picture those two photogravure
smudges would eradicate every other image Charlotte had of Marin's eyes . The
day I finally saw Marin I was surprised by her eyes . She has Charlotte's eyes .
What's Warren got to do with it , ” Charlotte said . " How would I ... Charlotte put
out her cigarette in an empty nut dish . “ Warren paid ... Charlotte's not married to
Warren any more , Richard , you don't have to pretend you like him . ” “
The tissue around Charlotte's eyes was reddening but she did not cry . Tell
Charlotte she was wrong . “ I didn't mean that it's imperative you go anywhere in
particular , ” I said finally . “ I don't care where you go . Go to Caracas , go to
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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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