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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You want to use the pool , come on by , of course the heater's off . ” “ I thought I
might see the children . ” “ They're at the gym . ” There was a silence . “ Why
exactly would I drive to Hollister to use your pool , Linda ? I mean I get off a plane
THE LAST THING CHARLOTTE REMEMBERED BEFORE THE Mountain Brook
Country Club in Birmingham was sitting and reading inside the cyclone fence
around the swimming pool at a Howard Johnson's in Meridian . The Howard ...
There are no children registered at the hotel , ” the manager of the Caribe said
when she mentioned the children in the pool . “ So they aren't supposed to be
there . ” “ But they are there . " “ They aren't supposed to be there , ” the manager
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A BOOK OF COMMON PRAYERUlasan Pengguna - Kirkus
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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