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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Isabel closed her eyes . Elena closed the copy of Paris - Match . Bianca began to
gather up the fragments of porcelain . Victor looked at me and spoke very
deliberately . “ There's no longer any need for you to see the norteamericana ,
One of the men closed his briefcase . The other reached for his raincoat . “ You
must have six or seven hundred hours on Marin and Lisa Harper alone . Doing
their algebra . ” Charlotte smoothed the Raggedy Ann's dress over its red heart
How could I leave you , ' ” Warren said . “ The same way you left everybody . How
- could - I - leave - you - let - mecount - the ways . " She closed her eyes against
the obscene peonies . “ Never mind whether I take care of you , ” Warren said .
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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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