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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Of course there had been the usual days and weeks and even months when
Charlotte had been separated from everyone she knew by a grayness so dense
that the brightness of even her own child in the house was galling , insupportable
, a ...
But of course you are . Too busy . " Charlotte touched the woman's hand . The
last woman Charlotte had known to talk about " shopping " was her mother . The
last time Charlotte had been asked to go " shopping ” it had been by her mother .
... just as she had clearly gotten on her plane from New Orleans to Mérida and
Mérida to Antigua and Antigua to Guadeloupe and Guadeloupe to Boca Grande ,
supposed that she would maintain that blind course south , but she never did .
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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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