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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It's Wednesday , Polly counsels at Glide on Wednesday , call her at Glide ” “ I
have to be here when Marin calls . " “ My point is this . ” Leonard spoke very
carefully . “ You don't know where Marin is . ” “ That's exactly why I have to be
Marin cried when the letter came from Stanford . You probably remember that .
Marin crying . ” The next morning when Charlotte woke in Marin's bed the rain
was streaming down Marin's organdy curtains and puddling on the parquet floor .
Charlotte wondered if she had ever told me about the night Marin was born .
Marin was born at Flower - Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York . Warren hit the
head nurse on the maternity floor . The head nurse brought assault charges but
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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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