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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Charlotte lay on the motel bed and she thought about the beautiful principessa
and about the beautiful family and about all the bills that had been mailed and
never paid . She thought about all the unpaid bills and she thought about all the ...
This one touched on whether or not Tuck Bradley had ever been in the courtroom
when Leonard did “ one of his really dazzling redirects ” ( Tuck Bradley had not ) ;
what Tuck Bradley thought about the national lottery ( Tuck Bradley saw both ...
He did not seem to be talking to me at all . “ It wasn't the way she thought it was
either . I wasn't the way she thought I was and Marin wasn't the way she thought
Marin was and Warren wasn't the way she thought Warren was . She didn't know
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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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