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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Maybe you'd like someone to stay with you tonight , Mrs. Douglas . Keep an eye
on things . ” “ I have someone keeping an eye on things . I have all those people
you moved into the apartment across the street . Haven't I. I mean I didn't see you
But I had to leave , ” Charlotte would repeat , as if until ten minutes past eleven
P.M. on the eighteenth of July there had been some imperative to her staying . “
He'd been with this girl and he'd hurt her and he was acting crazy . After I left the ...
You're maybe going to get killed if " Don't be operatic , Grace , I'm not staying
here . I'm just not leaving ... to get off with the flag showing . Folded . Under his
arm . But showing . " you stay here . " “ I promised Leonard I'd take you out with
me 15 ...
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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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