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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Warren held out his glass to Charlotte . “ I believe one of them was married to the
Levant creature . Whoever he is , I have no idea . ” “ That surprises me . Since
Leonard just told you . ” “ That surprises you , does it . ” Warren rattled the ice in
the glass at Chartres and Marin had cried because it was too beautiful . Or so
Charlotte said once . Another time she told me that she herself had cried . Still
another time she told me that a British television crew had been filming inside the
Warren Bogart held out his glass to be filled . “ Take that bandana off , Chrissie ,
don't mind your hostess . Mrs. Fayard's been learning West Texas manners . ” “
Just shush about that , ” Lucy Fayard said . “ Just don't start about that , ” Adele ...
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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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