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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5 As A MATTER OF FACT LEONARD DOUGLAS DID NOT COME to Boca
Grande that spring . Leonard Douglas did not come to Boca Grande until early
September , at a time when the airport was closed at least part of every day while
I know you are , ” I said to Leonard Douglas . I knew that he had arrived in Boca
Grande on one of the two or three flights that had managed to land the day before
. He had gone directly to the Caribe and after a while he and Charlotte had been
Joan Didion. " No. " Leonard Douglas picked up the drink and put it down again .
“ I liked him . Your husband . I think he liked me . He gave me an emerald . As I
was leaving . He gave me an emerald to take to Charlotte . " The square emerald
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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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