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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Warren Bogart seemed to be making the girl play , over and over again , the song
that was always played in New Orleans at Mardi Gras . She played it badly . May
the fish get legs and the cows lay— ' That's an A - flat , Chrissie , you missed ...
Played tennis , ” Warren said . “ Marin played tennis today . ” “ Marin who ? ”
Howard Hollerith's girl said . “ See what you're going to leave me to , ” Warren
said to Charlotte . In the coffee shop of a Holiday Inn outside New Orleans one
I prided myself on listening and seeing and I had never even heard or seen that
Edgar played the same games Gerardo played . Leonard Douglas was watching
me . “ Why did you tell me that , ” I said finally . “ I wanted you to know that I ...
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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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