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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You mean I happen to give you a headache . ” “ I mean I want you to leave this
room . ” “ Don't worry , I'll leave this room . ” Warren sat on the bed , picked up the
tube of KY jelly and put it in the drawer . “ I don't like this room . ” Charlotte said ...
What does it mean . " Whenever I saw Victor at one of Charlotte's " evenings ” I
found myself rather liking him . At least he was serious . Unlike Gerardo . “ Don't
worry about what it means , ” Gerardo said that night . “ ' What does it mean ...
What do you mean . ” “ ' Nevertheless what ? I mean , Charlotte . If you say ' the
outlook is not all bright ' and then you say ' nor is the outlook all black , ' then you
can't start the next sentence with ' nevertheless . It can't possibly mean anything .
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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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