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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You're going to lie awake and remember this for the rest of your miserable
unfortunate life . ” Charlotte said nothing . Charlotte believed that there was
something familiar about this telephone call but for a moment she could not put
her finger ...
She kept her eyes closed and she heard their voices ugly and raised and by the
time the voices were normal again the peonies had burst behind her eyelids and
the warm drugs were pulling her back under and she knew what she was going ...
I mean if she is going to Paris , ” Ardis Bradley said , " she's going to miss her
husband . ” I looked at Ardis Bradley . She could not have had more than two
drinks but she did not drink well . No one else seemed to have heard what she
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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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