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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... impenetrably euphemistic " Letters from Central America " which Charlotte
wrote stay here and tried unsuccessfully to sell to The New Yorker , she
characterized Boca Grande as a “ land of contrasts . " Boca Grande is not a land
of contrasts .
This second Progreso was another new city , in the interior , built on leased land (
ours ) by an American aluminum combine during the bauxite chimera here . (
There was bauxite , yes , but not as much as the geologists had predicted , not ...
Boca Grande was . Boca Grande shall be . LAND OF CONTRASTS . Economic
fulcrum of the Americas . | 240.
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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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