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 road in , which cost thirty - four - million American dollars to build , can still be
discerned from the air , quite clearly , a straight line of paler vegetation . My
husband wanted to maintain the road , said always that the interior had things we
Ardis Bradley was , forty - four years old and seven months pregnant . " In any
case . ” Victor studied his nails . “ In fact . Bradley is in Caracas . " In any case in
fact Bradley was not in Caracas , I had seen him the night before , but it was a
The only bad time of these days Charlotte spent at the Caribe was about four o'
clock . At about four o'clock the shine of plausibility would seem to go off her
projects . At about four o'clock she would find herself sitting in the room at the
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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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