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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At least one thing she did during the day those first few weeks was this : she went
to the airport . She did not go to the airport to catch a plane , nor to meet one .
She just went to the airport . She was at the counter of the airport coffee shop the
She had not even meant to go with Leonard to the airport . But on the fifth day of
the fifth week after the release of Marin's tape she had opened the door of the
house on California Street and found Warren standing there . “ I guess you can
SHE HAD BEEN GOING TO ONE AIRPORT OR ANOTHER FOR four months ,
one could see it , looking at the visas on her passport . All those airports where
Charlotte Douglas's passport had been stamped would have looked alike .
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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
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