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 had not minded the cacti at San Marino but Charlotte had . San Marino had
given Charlotte bad dreams . Cacti . Fungi . Fat dry spikes . San Marino would
give the baby bad dreams too . “ No San Marino , ” Charlotte promised the baby .
3 LEONARD HAD NOT WANTED HER TO SEE THE BABY BUT she had .
Leonard had wanted her to leave the baby to die in the Ochsner Clinic but she
would not . There had been words about it . There had been words between
What are you going to do about the baby ? ” " Just the note I had in mind , ”
Leonard said . " How did you find me , " Charlotte said . “ Never mind how I found
you . I always find you . What about the baby . ” “ The baby is — you hit that girl in
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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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