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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The woman did not seem interested in talking about her son , or about Marin .
The woman seemed interested instead in talking about a friend who had a
decorator's card . " You'll adore Ruthie . ” The woman was drinking daiquiris and
I'm not talking about Marin , I'm talking about , “ Forget goddamn Marin . Forget
goddamn Warren . You did your best . Forget the other one too . " “ He doesn't
want to talk about Marin , Charlotte . ” Linda turned off a lamp . “ He wants to
To Victor . For some years I used this taboo to my advantage but I am no longer
so sure that Victor was not right . “ I believe they're ' dating , ' Victor . ” I did not
look up from what I was doing . “ I see her too . What about it . ” “ I'm not talking
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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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