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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Later one could see her eating alone on the porch at the Capilla del Mar or at the
Jockey Club , always the same table at the Jockey Club , the table beneath the
photograph of the Venezuelan polo team which visited Boca Grande in 1948.
The girl was the daughter of the cashier at the Jockey Club and her name was
Carmen Arrellano but she called herself Camilla de Arrellano y Bolívar and did
not visit the Jockey Club . On this particany case . ular evening she was sulking ...
She could remember the New Orleans airport and she could remember the
Mountain Brook Country Club in Birmingham but she could not remember too
much in between . There must have been about five months in between , about
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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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