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 hasn't been registered for two quarters , and the quarter before that she took
all incompletes , but I'm sure you know this . ” “ I mean if you like Cantonese food
at all . " Moby Dick had something to do with Warren . At nineteen Charlotte had ...
We took her to lunch at the Carlyle , I remember she was cold . ” “ Don't make the
mistake of thinking you can just run it back through the projector , Charlotte . " "
Warren gave her his coat . ” Upstairs in the house on California Street Charlotte ...
That's exactly what you said when I left Warren . And you took this enormous
legal problem to Leonard and Leonard said I wasn't . ” Charlotte took a gold pin
of her grandmother's from the safe - deposit box . Charlotte imagined the gold pin
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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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