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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We shall reply to the terrorism of the dictatorship with the terrorism of the
revolution . ” Elena continued to smile benignly at Carmen . Carmen dropped her
magazine on the floor and stood up . “ We're tiring your mother , ” Carmen
announced to ...
I remember that Charlotte only kissed me absently and dropped into a wicker
chair and did not speak . You smell American . I wonder if that could be because
she is . I wonder if I do . And still Charlotte said nothing at all . “ You haven't met
Sometimes she drained it like a child and sometimes she just played with the ice
and quite often she dropped it . This time she set it on a tiled bench , quite
carefully , without tasting it . “ Or Claridge's , ” Tuck Bradley said . There was a
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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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