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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There were what seemed to Charlotte the " enchanting ” children selling
contraband Marlboro cigarettes outside the Caribe and there was what seemed
to Charlotte the “ amusing ” accordionist playing “ You're the Cream in My Coffee
” in the ...
She seemed tired . She seemed older . “ I've heard some new ideas , " she said
after a while . " In my time . " Other than that Charlotte seemed to make no
judgments at all on the people who came to the apartment on the Avenida del
Mar , no ...
Porter came . ” She seemed to be waiting for something . “ A couple of people I
didn't know . ” She still seemed to be waiting for something . " And six FBI . ” She
had stopped in front of a building on Calle 11 and still she seemed to be waiting .
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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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