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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Actually she had forgotten that she was never supposed to call Leonard from the
house if she had anything important to tell him . She was supposed to lose any
possible surveillance and place the call on what Leonard called a neutral line .
I said I don't happen to believe he's talking about anybody but himself . ” There
was a silence . “ I heard what you said , ” Charlotte said finally . “ Tell me" Tell you
what . ” “ Tell me , ” “ Tell you if you're not there when I get back I'll shoot myself ?
He had come to Boca Grande to tell her three things . He had come to tell her that
certain of his former clients had put him in touch with someone in the
underground who had put him in touch with Marin . . He had come to tell her to
get out 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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