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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Morgan Fayard pushed his sister back into her chair with the heel of his hand . “
And I believe I'm owed the courtesy of a reply . ” “ What's the question , Bro ? ” "
Goddanın West Texas trash . " The girl from Tupelo began to cry . Dinner was ...
Dare he sing that song , ” Morgan Fayard said . Lucy Fayard raised her voice . “
You're forgetting your duties , Morgan . Grace's glass is empty ? You ever get
ground artichokes down there , Grace ? To put around game ? ” “ Not forgetting
Joan Didion. I stood up spit the words out . “ Plaquemines Parish . That's where
he's from . Where he left a— " “ I don't guess Mardi Gras is your own personal
property , ” Lucy Fayard said . “ Just because your mother was Queen of Comus .
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A BOOK OF COMMON PRAYERUlasan Pengguna - Kirkus
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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