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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On principle she “ adored madly ” the presents Warren occasionally sent ,
although by her fifteenth birthday these presents still ran to the sporadic stuffed
animal in a box bearing the charge - plate stamp of whatever woman he was
living with ...
That I had been living in these same latitudes unmarried for some years made no
difference to my aunt : she appeared to locate the marriage bed as the true tropic
of fever and disquiet . So in many ways did Charlotte . As it happens I ...
WHO WAS THERE , ” CHARLOTTE HAD SAID WHEN LEONARD told her that
Warren Bogart was dead . As he sat in my living room and told me what she had
said he kept repeating the words as if he could not believe them : who was there .
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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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