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Didion in Didionese

The narrator of Joan Didion’s A Book of Common Prayer, Grace Strasser-Mendana, confesses, albeit late in the novel (page 214): “Maybe there is no motive role in this narrative.” Maybe not. Maybe that is the point. Shifty narrative, dialectic of thought, a protagonist who is both inefficacious and dangerous (Charlotte): these are elements that comprise … Continue reading