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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To my further astonishment he stood there holding it , between two fingers ,
looking prissy and foolish . Beyond handing him the toothpick Charlotte seemed
entirely unaware of Tuck Bradley's presence . “ He's kind of a lawyer , ” she said
Warren looked as if he had not slept in several days . His eyes were bloodshot ,
his chin stubbled . ... He was also carrying one red rose , which he handed to
Charlotte without looking at her . " Four authentic gargoyles , ” he said . “ Some
Warren picked up a silver box from the table by the bed . The box held marijuana
and played “ Puff the Magic Dragon ” when the lid was lifted . Warren lifted the lid
and looked at Charlotte . “ I bet the two of you talk about ' turning on . See what I ...
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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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