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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The big square emerald from some capital she could not remember . “ Listen to
that voice , " Warren said . “ Let's have that tone of voice again . " Leonard looked
at Charlotte and shook his head slightly . Charlotte picked up a cigarette and lit it .
We were voices no different from the voices on Radio Jamaica or on the
California Highway Patrol road reports . We were voices to fill the hours until it
was time to go to the Caribe for breakfast . Sometimes I forget that I was there too
When Charlotte came back inside she was already talking and her voice was low
. Charlotte wondered if she had ever told me about the night Marin was born .
Marin was born at Flower - Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York . Warren hit the ...
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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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