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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In fact there is no voodoo in the hills . In fact there are no hills , only the flat bush
and the lifeless sea . And the light . The opaque equatorial light . The bush and
the sea do not reflect the light but absorb it , suck it in , then glow morbidly .
The fact that our organization is revolutionary in character is due above all to the
fact that all our activity is defined as revolutionary . ” Charlotte read this sentence
several times . She wondered if she had misheard Marin , or missed an ...
In fact she was not unlike Charlotte Douglas , give or take twenty years and the
distinctions in cultural conditioning between Tupelo , Mississippi , and Hollister ,
California . Still I watched the two of them in the Fayards ' living room for several ...
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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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