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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And Howard Hollerith's girl too . The wife and the girl . “ I want • them to do it
together , ” Warren said to Charlotte . The girl went to New Orleans with them .
But Greenville was May , June . She knew that Greenville was May or June
When it began to rain her feet slipped in her sandals and she took off her sandals
and walked barefoot . She knew exactly what time it had been when she left the
Mountain Brook Country Club because Minor Clark had said the girl did ...
After a while there was Howard Hollerith's girl . “ What do you suppose Marin did
today , ” Charlotte said one night in the car when she thought Howard Hollerith's
girl was asleep in the back seat . “ Played tennis , ” Warren said . “ Marin played ...
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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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