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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You're transparent , Charlotte . To everyone but yourself . ” Charlotte gazed out
the window . " Somebody died , ” she said after a while . " Somebody died at the
Pacific Union Club . While you were talking . Downstairs . ” “ How do you you
Porter's dying and you're putting on your mink coat . You got Hadassah today ?
Mah - Jongg ? You get the picture about your life ? ” “ It's not mink . It's sable . I
have a lunch date . " “ Say that again . ” “ I said : I have a lunch date . With
I heard what you said , ” Charlotte said finally . “ Tell me" Tell you what . ” “ Tell
me , ” “ Tell you if you're not there when I get back I'll shoot myself ? " Charlotte
said nothing . " I won't . That's his game , not mine . I want you . I don't need you .
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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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