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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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An articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time, a memorable voice."
-- Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review
"A novelist with important things to say about the dislocations of our time.... Joan Didion is stellar."--NewsdayAbout the Author:
Joan Didion's many books include The Year of Magical Thinking, for which she received the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.
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Book Description Penguin, 1979. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # BBI3505629
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1979. Couverture souple. Condition: bon. RO60140764: 1979. In-8. Broché. Bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos satisfaisant, Intérieur acceptable. 223 pages. . . . Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Seller Inventory # RO60140764
Book Description Penguin, UK, 1986. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. PAPERBACK 1986 reprint. SPINE IS FADED. Uncreased. TANNED PAGES. Clean & tight. No inscriptions. Dispatched ROYAL MAIL FIRST CLASS with a TRACKING CODE next working day or sooner securely boxed in cardboard. ref 405/26. Seller Inventory # 043167
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