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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Still I watched the two of them in the Fayards ' living room for several minutes
before I understood that this " Warren " who had arrived uninvited for drinks and
would stay unasked through dinner and who studied my every reaction was the ...
But Gerardo only watched Charlotte Douglas . I remember that the grass was wet
and that Charlotte walked very slowly and that when she stumbled once on a
sprinkler head she stopped and took off the high - heeled sandals and then
Gerardo watched her as she ran across the lawn . Victor watched her as she ran
across the lawn . Antonio crouched on the lawn by Carmen Arrellano's hammock
and watched Gerardo and Victor . “ This is so absorbing but you can take me ...
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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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