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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.

About the Author

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307787590
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Didion, Joan
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women -- Central America -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Women -- Fiction.
Subject:
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950411
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Religion » Western Religions » Religious Fiction

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