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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Maybe she believed herself loose in the world , maybe she was tired , maybe she
had just remembered that people died . Maybe she thought that if she walked
back into the Carlyle Hotel on Easter morning with Warren Bogart Marin would be
bed in New York the Easter morning after she got drunk at the Palm . “ Look at the
slut on Easter morning . " She had screamed . Marin had screamed . She had
picked up Marin and when Warren hit her again his hand glanced off Marin's ...
... to the Caribe for breakfast every morning for a while . She went to the Caribe
for breakfast because she worried about three children who every morning would
crawl under the Caribe fence and leap screaming into the deep end of the pool .
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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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