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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... couple who were actually second - generation Chicano but who did the
authentic Mexican dinner , not common enchiladas and refried beans but
exquisite recipes they had learned while vacationing at the Hotel Inglaterra in
Before and during dinner Charlotte's brother drank steadily and did not mention
Marin or Leonard or Warren . Linda sat at the table but refused to eat . She said
that she had eaten macaroni and cheese with the children , who seemed to have
I had not been invited to dinner to meet Warren Bogart , nor had Warren Bogart
been invited at all . He was just there in Morgan and Lucy Fayard's living room
when I arrived . He was a visible thorn in Lucy Fayard's plan for the evening .
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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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