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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The lizard darted away . Two porcelain wise men shattered . “ Eating yoghurt in
the sunset I presume , ” Elena said . “ Dr. Schiff doesn't believe in guns , ” Isabel
said . “ What do you mean exactly , Isabel , ' Dr. Schiff doesn't believe in guns ' ?
That's exactly why I have to be here . " “ And if you don't know where Marin is ,
then you can't tell anyone where Marin is . Under oath . Can you . ” Charlotte said
nothing . “ If you see my point . ” Still Charlotte said nothing . “ Get in touch with ...
What kind of evening exactly did you have in mind ? ” “ An evening to meet
everyone . Of course . I particularly wanted him to meet you . " He did meet me , ” I
said after a while . “ He spent three hours here in this room . He told me about
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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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