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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... tears , her body and blood . The night Charlotte was interrogated in the Estadio
Nacional she cried not for God but for Marin . Gerardo told me that . I prefer not to
know who told Gerardo . 4 “ I SEE , ” LEONARD KEPT SAYING FROM 1 69.
Gerardo was turning the radio dials to keep the relay from fading . “ It's very
interesting because there's a body of thought that capitalism is precisely what
ruined your character . ” There was a silence . Elena giggled . " Also yours ,
Gerardo said ...
I know that fire from either an AR - 15 or an AR - 16 entered her body just below
the left shoulderblade but I also know that all sides had both weapons . Other
than that I know only what Gerardo told me . That she cried not for God but for
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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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