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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Charlotte received a call from a young woman in New York who said that Warren
would arrive in San Francisco on a midnight plane . Warren did not . Charlotte
received a call from a spiritualist in the Netherlands who said that he perceived
Wake up . " Charlotte concentrated on trying to tie her scarf in the wind . “ So as
soon as the Q - A was over I made a call and got him a ride out on Bashti Levant's
plane . ” “ I can't- " Charlotte broke off . “ You can't what . ” Charlotte shrugged .
Then they convince themselves that the airport is cooler than the hotel , or has
superior chicken salad . Then one day they see a plane , “ their ” plane , one
plane of many but somehow marked , a mirage on the tarmac . They pay 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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