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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... had said . “ I'll send you home . I'll ask Porter for the fare , go into debt and send
you home . How do you think you're going home without sending me into debt . ” “
The way I came , " Charlotte said , and Warren had hit her . “ It's all right ...
It's the same thing in the end . It's all the same . ” " You had your shot , ” Leonard
said . She kept her eyes closed and she heard their voices ugly and raised and
by the time the voices were normal again the peonies had burst behind her ...
It's not just a new sentence . It's a new paragraph . It occurred to me that I had
never before had so graphic an illustration of how the consciousness of the
human organism is carried in its grammar . Or the unconsciousness of the human
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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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