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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The Israeli and Leonard could meet only between planes and the Israeli had
brought the caviar . Again she leaned toward us . “ And when Leonard saw the
Iranian seal on the tin he wouldn't eat the caviar , and the general said ' don't be a
Leonard had addressed a bar luncheon on constitutional law at the Fairmont and
a telephone had been brought to the dais and it was Warren calling from New
York . Charlotte had watched Leonard take the call from Warren and then she
She brought an éclair and cocoa . I waited for her on a red plush banquette .
Unlike Charlotte I learned early to keep death in my line of sight , keep it under
surveillance , keep it on cleared ground and away from any brush where it might
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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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