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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I suppose I might have invited Charlotte only to discomfit Victor . Victor flatters
himself that any woman he touches is rendered unfit for normal social encounter .
In fact I have no idea why I invited Charlotte . I only remember Charlotte arriving ...
I suppose you do know who's running the West Indian ? ” Victor said after a while
. He was still drumming his fingers on the flask , a barrage of little taps , a tattoo . “
I suppose in your infinite wisdom you know who's running the West Indian and ...
I just suppose . " —You suppose you know what Antonio's doing , why don't you
discuss it with me ? Why aren't you with me ? " " Because it doesn't make any
difference to me , ” I said . Victor sat slumped in a chair . I have liked Victor on
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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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