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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When the water for Charlotte Douglas's tea had boiled the requisite twenty
minutes she made the tea herself , took it to a table by the window and sat there
reading an article on the cultivation of vanilla in Revista Boca Grande . She
moved her ...
I'm not sure Mrs. Douglas realizes the problems , ” Tuck Bradley said . “ Think , ”
Charlotte repeated . “ Say it , ” Victor repeated . “ A film festival , ” Charlotte
Douglas said . “ You won't want the details but it's rather a tragic situation , ” Ardis
It is a little more than a year now since Charlotte Douglas's death and almost two
years since her arrival in Boca Grande . Charlotte Douglas's death . Charlotte
Douglas's murder . Neither word works . Charlotte Douglas's previous
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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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