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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associated it with events in France and Russia that had probably turned out all
right , otherwise why had they happened . A not atypical norteamericana . Of her
time and place . It occurs to me tonight that give or take twenty years and a ...
Bebe Chicago was a West Indian homosexual who after some years at the
London School of Economics and a few more organizing Caribbean “ liberation
fronts ” out of Mexico had turned up in Boca Grande to see what he could
I want to jot all this down , ” Charlotte said vaguely , and then she turned away
from Tuck Bradley . Gerardo watched her as she ran across the lawn . Victor
watched her as she ran across the lawn . Antonio crouched on the lawn by
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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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