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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As a child of comfortable family in the temperate zone she had been as a matter
of course provided with clean sheets , orthodontia , lamb chops , living
grandparents , attentive godparents , one brother named Dickie , ballet lessons ,
Her only child . Her oldest child . The only child she ever dressed in Aowered
lawn for Easter . One more thing in Boca Grande Charlotte saw as “ real ” : the
airport . Of course the airport . Perhaps because Charlotte believed in the airport
I sat in this room in Buffalo where I had no business being and I talked to this
child who was not mine and I remembered the light in Boca Grande . Another
place I have no business being . It seems to me now . “ Why did you bother
agreeing to ...
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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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