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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Charlotte knew a lot of couples like the Chinese couple who did the Peking duck .
She knew the Algerian couple who did the couscous , she knew the Indonesian
couple who did the rijsttafel , she knew the Mexican couple who were actually ...
You probably remember that . Marin crying . ” The next morning when Charlotte
woke in Marin's bed the rain was streaming down Marin's organdy curtains and
puddling on the parquet floor . Charlotte knew as she woke why she could not
I knew she didn't say that , ” she said then . " Another thing I knew , I knew you
wouldn't lie to me . You lie for a living but you never lie to me . ” " You don't get
any real points for staying here , Charlotte . ” “ I can't seem to tell what you do get
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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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