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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The book was a detailed analysis of the three rose windows at Chartres , not
illustrated , and every time Charlotte picked it up she began again on page one .
She did not want Warren in the room . She did not want Warren to be in any 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 nothing . “ I only flew out here to see how Still
Charlotte said nothing . “ I don't like your room , I don't like your house , I don't ...
She had picked up Marin and when Warren hit her again his hand glanced off
Marin's temple . She had picked up the kitchen knife . She had thrown up . She
and Warren had taken Marin to the Carlyle and she had not had enough money
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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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