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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Someone down there's been listening to me on the telephone for at least five
years , you should know me by now . I'd lie . ” “ I'm sure you know that under the
law a parent has no special— ” The other FBI man held up his hand as if to
ular evening she was sulking because Gerardo was listening to the radio , and
possibly also because I had told the cook to ignore her demand to be served a
separate dinner of three boiled shrimp on a white plate with half a lemon
wrapped in ...
Did someone need a fruit knife , ” she said finally . " You weren't listening , ” Victor
said gently . " She never listens , " Gerardo said . " Why don't you listen , " Victor
said to Charlotte . Charlotte smiled vaguely . “ Maybe she doesn't listen because
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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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