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 guerrilleros here spend their time theorizing in the interior , and are covertly
encouraged to emerge from time to time as foils to the actual politics of the
country . Our notoriously frequent revolutions are made not by the guerrilleros but
A game is underway , the “ winner ” being the player who lands his marker in the
Ministry of Defense , and the play has certain ritual moves : whoever wants the
Ministry that year must first get the guerrilleros into the game The guerrilleros ...
If Bebe Chicago was running the guerrilleros then X must be running Bebe
Chicago . Who was X. This time . There you had it . The guerrilleros would stage
their “ expropriations ” and leave their communiqués about the “ People's
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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
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