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.
Hasil 1-3 dari 35
She realized suddenly that she was still holding the Raggedy Ann , with its dress
pulled up to show the red heart that said I LOVE YOU . One of the FBI men
cleared his throat . “ I don't suppose you've heard from her , ” he said finally .
He doesn't mellow , " Leonard said finally . “ What did you expect , Leonard ? You
expect I'd hit forty - five and start applauding the family of man ? ” Warren drained
his second drink . “ It's my birthday , Charlotte . You haven't wished me happy ...
I said finally . “ My stepfather said he was putting you in touch with me because
you had something important to tell me . I can don't . ” I remember feeling ill and
trying to control my dislike of Charlotte's child . " I didn't understand your mother , ”
Apa yang dikatakan orang - Tulis resensi
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
Edisi yang lain - Lihat semua
Male Rage, Female Fury: Gender and Violence in Contemporary American Fiction
Tampilan cuplikan - 2000