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.
Hasil 1-3 dari 90
She had heard that all over the South with Warren . After three weeks of hearing it
from Howard Hollerith in Greenville she and Warren had moved from Howard
Hollerith's place to a motel in town near the levee but Warren had kept on seeing
Lower that white - trash voice , ” Warren said . In the Hertz car they had driven
from the airport to Porter's new house in Metairie and it began to appear that
Leonard had been right again . Porter did not appear to be dying but Warren did .
On those days when she did leave the motel she would usually come back
toward sundown and find Warren gone , the bed unmade , the towels wet on the
floor of the room , the curtains still closed and the air sweet and heavy with the
smell of ...
Apa yang dikatakan orang - Tulis resensi
A BOOK OF COMMON PRAYERUlasan Pengguna - Kirkus
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
Edisi yang lain - Lihat semua
Male Rage, Female Fury: Gender and Violence in Contemporary American Fiction
Tampilan cuplikan - 2000