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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In fact there are no hills , only the flat bush and the lifeless sea . And the light .
The opaque equatorial light . The bush and the sea do not reflect the light but
absorb it , suck it in , then glow morbidly . Boca Grande is the name of the country
to the Jockey Club because the colored lights strung outside the Capilla del Mar
reminded her of the Tivoli Gardens , where she had once flown with Marin for the
weekend . Her face came alive with pleasure as she described this adult's ...
She began to see calling the Chinese couple to do Peking duck for herself and
Marin in a different light , a light not necessarily more revealing but different . In
this light the gold bracelet she had made Marin take had been too loose on
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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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