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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In any case . ” Victor studied his nails . “ In fact . Bradley is in Caracas . " In any
case in fact Bradley was not in Caracas , I had seen him the night before , but it
was a theme of Victor's that Tuck Bradley neglected Boca Grande for livelier
She focused on Victor with difficulty . “ I kept asking the sheikh what I could send
him from America . Of course . ” “ And then , ” Victor prompted . “ He wanted eight
- track cassettes and flowered sheets . ” Her voice was absent . “ They all do .
I recall thinking that Victor would not be entirely sorry to turn over the Ministry to
whoever was trying to get it that year . in " You're aware Gerardo's still seeing the
norteamericana , ” Victor said one morning in March . I knew that he was ...
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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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