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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She talked as if Victor had released her from vows of silence by walking up to
where she stood with Ardis Bradley and offering her a crab puff . Every memory
was " lyrical , ” every denouement “ hilarious , ” and sometimes " ironic " as well .
Charlotte walked as far as Grace Cathedral and stood for a while just inside the
nave in a particular pool of yellow light Marin had liked as a child . When the light
shifted on the window and there was no more yellow Charlotte left the cathedral .
Victor stood up abruptly . “ Disgusting , ” he said finally . “ Filthy . Crude . The
thought of it makes me retch . ” “ Are you talking about the cancer virus or the
guerrilleros ? ” “ I am talking , ” he whispered , his voice strangled , “ about the
kind of ...
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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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