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A Book of Common Prayer (original 1977; edition 1995)
by Joan Didion (Author)
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion (1977)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679754865, Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:10 -0400)
Set in the ruined Central American nation of Boca Grande, 'A Book of Common Prayer' is the story of two American women and their conflicting experiences of wealth, politics and personal history.
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