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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Porter's dying and you're putting on your mink coat . You got Hadassah today ?
Mah - Jongg ? You get the picture about your life ? ” “ It's not mink . It's sable . I
have a lunch date . " “ Say that again . ” “ I said : I have a lunch date . With
Warren closed the box and picked up Charlotte's coat from the floor . “ ' But in my
arms till break of day let the living creature lie . ' Where's your lunch ? " " I can't go
to lunch . ” She stood like a child and let Warren put the coat on her shoulders .
This seemed so obvious to Charlotte that she could not bring herself to say it . “ I
can't go to Hollister because you have people coming to the house for lunch
tomorrow . “ Tell me who I have coming to the house for lunch tomorrow . ” “
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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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