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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It was almost time for lunch and Charlotte had not yet eaten breakfast and the
house on California Street seemed to be filling with men who spoke to each other
as if Charlotte were not there . “ What Chinese couple . ” “ The Chinese couple ...
The fat FBI man spoke for the first time since the arrival of the others . “ She's not
registered as a student , Mrs. Douglas , I suppose you know that . ” “ Actually you
this couple . ” Charlotte spoke very clearly to shut out his voice . She did not ...
During the week after the appropriation of the vaccine Charlotte spoke not at all
to me , spoke only in a glazed and distracted way to Gerardo , and was known to
have placed two telephone calls to Leonard Douglas , neither of them completed
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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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