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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Marin disapproved of “ meanness ” and “ showing off . ” She appeared to approve
equally of Leonard and Warren , and tailored her performance to please each of
them . When Warren came to San Francisco she would appear instinctively in ...
... texture of life in these rooms where Charlotte went to meet Warren that the facts
that she had been married to him for some years and that they were the parents
of a child whose photograph appeared somewhere in every post office and gas ...
The guerrilleros appeared not to know that they were on the board only to be
gunned down at dawn of Day Four by the insurgent army under Antonio's " new
leadership . ” The guerrilleros appeared to have more of everything than anyone
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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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