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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Have a drink on my forty - fifth birthday . ” " Your birthday was October 23rd , ”
Charlotte said . " She doesn't drink before breakfast , ” Leonard said . “ It's hard
and fast with her , she never does . ” " She did on my thirtieth , ” Warren said . “
Charlotte took a drink from a tray and I waited to see what she would do with it .
Charlotte never exactly “ drank " a drink . Sometimes she drained it like a child
and sometimes she just played with the ice and quite often she dropped it . This
Charlotte had told me nothing at all . I got Leonard Douglas a drink . He sat in my
living room and drank it . “ I met your husband once , " he said finally . " He's dead
now . " “ I know that . ” got him another drink . He put it on the table untouched .
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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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