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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They had been in New Orleans a while in January and February , and then again
when it was hot and raining and the baby was showing , she remembered that .
She remembered arriving at the New Orleans airport . The airport must have ...
The girl went to New Orleans with them . But Greenville was May , June . She
knew that Greenville was May or June because Birmingham was July . The
Mountain Brook Country Club in Birmingham was definitely July The New
Orleans airport ...
in the same way as access to the Boston Club , a New Orleans institution to
which he did not belong but always had a guest card . He belonged to nothing .
He was an outsider who lived by his ability to manipulate the inside . His final
hold on ...
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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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