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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I wonder about the view from the Residencia . ” “ Grace was talking about a
different norteamericana , Bianca . ” Victor leaned back and clipped a cigar . “ Of
no interest to you . Or Grace . ” “ This norteamericana is of interest only to Victor .
But she could tell you about the view from the Residencia . She's an expert on the
view from the Residencia . Victor should introduce you to her . ” “ I don't meet
strangers , ” Bianca said . “ As you know . I take no interest . Look here , the plan
WHEN MARIN BOGART ASKED ME WITHOUT MUCH INterest what her mother
had “ done " in Boca Grande there was very little I could think to say . Very little
that Marin Bogart would have understood . A lost child in a dirty room in Buffalo .
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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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