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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Did you know I spent a night once with Pete Wright , ” Charlotte said to Leonard
as he led her from the table . “ Did you know I did that and forgot it . ” " You didn't
forget it at all , Leonard said . “ You told me the first night I met you . “ I am so tired
After a while there were no more frosts at night and the wild carrot came out
along all the roads and every night ended badly . After a while there were no
more tule fogs at dawn and all Charlotte wanted was one night that did not end
I think she heard him say it every night . She would get up some nights when
Gerardo was asleep and she would pick up the half - filled glasses with which the
strangers who came to her “ evenings ” had littered the empty rooms of the ...
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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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