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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She could feel crushed and browning in her hand the camellias her mother used
to braid into her hair for birthday parties . Her mother had died . She had erased
burned biscuits and citronella when Warren came to her door in Berkeley , and ...
The last woman Charlotte had known to talk about " shopping " was her mother .
The last time Charlotte had been asked to go " shopping ” it had been by her
mother . " Your ex - husband isn't too busy . I heard him on the radio . He was
I have no idea whether Marin Bogart was asking me that day what her mother
had “ done ” with her life in Boca Grande or what her mother had “ done ” to get
killed in Boca Grande . In either case the answer is obscure . The question of ...
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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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