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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... and ten minutes Charlotte had been sitting barefoot in the gray afternoon light
wearing only the handmade navy - blue silk underwear she had just bought in a
shop in the lobby . She had been trying not to remember about Marin or Warren .
I know exactly what you're trying to do . ” “ Look . You can see the flag . Half mast .
What do you mean , you got him a ride out ? ” “ Never mind Warren . It's a lousy
idea , Charlotte , trying to have a baby . ” " Who said anything about a baby ?
it occurred to her that he had been trying to make her laugh with him but that was
another mood she could not remember . In fact she did want a baby . “ He
apparently called the office and gave Suzy a lot of shit before he got me here .
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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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