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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ishment she handed Tuck Bradley the toothpick . To my further astonishment he
stood there holding it , between two fingers , looking prissy and foolish . Beyond
handing him the toothpick Charlotte seemed entirely unaware of Tuck Bradley's ...
Charlotte never spoke at all to Gerardo , only turned away and engaged Tuck
Bradley in one of those reflexive monologues she tended to initiate at the instant
of distraction . It sometimes seemed to me that these monologues had for
Tuck Bradley recommended the George V. “ What about London , " Charlotte said
, her voice suddenly weary . She did not turn to meet Gerardo's gaze . “ I would
say ... ” Tuck Bradley tamped his pipe . “ The Savoy . ” Charlotte took a drink from
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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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