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 heard only part of the Radio Jamaica relay because Gerardo was at the house
the night it was played , and he had arranged the evening as usual to annoy and
discomfit everyone involved . I used to think the design of such evenings ...
and Gerardo from Kasindorf and Riley . As a matter of fact I had already heard
about Elena and Gerardo , from Victor , and I did not like that either . Elena said
that Gerardo was the only person in the entire family who understood dancing or
Grace thinks Bebe Chicago and I are using you , ” Gerardo said . “ Delicious , ”
Elena said . “ Do it . ” “ Actually that's not the dynamic . " Gerardo smiled at me
and Elena . “ Actually I'm using Bebe Chicago . Listen to this girl . I like the lisp
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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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