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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99 later , once in New Orleans : he had the look of a man who could drive a
woman like Charlotte right off her head . I have no idea what I mean by “ a
woman like Charlotte . ” I suppose I mean only a woman so convinced of the
danger that lies ...
Before , " the woman said . “ I meant before . Pictures and your beautiful home . ”
Charlotte had met the woman at one - thirty and at two - thirty the code remained
impenetrable . The woman did not seem interested in talking about her son , or ...
Charlotte touched the woman's hand . The last woman Charlotte had known to
talk about " shopping " was her mother . The last time Charlotte had been asked
to go " shopping ” it had been by her mother . " Your ex - husband isn't too busy .
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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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