Joan Didion A Book of Common Prayer

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A Book of Common Prayer

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Paperback. Pub Date :2011-11-10 Pages: 300 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK An engrossing examination of political and personal life in Central America. from the award-winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking.Writing with the economical swiftness and concentrated perception that has made her one of America's most distinguished writers. Joan Didion creates a gleaming novel of innocence and evil.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.We follow the intriguing life of Grace Strasser-Mendana - an American expatriate and member of one of Boca Grande's most influential families - alongside the story of Charlotte Douglas. whose daughter Medin has run off with a group of Marxist radicals.What follows is an explorat...

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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."--Newsday

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