With the spectacular success of the unforgettable Prince Of Tides, Pat Conroy established himself as America's favorite storyteller, a writer whose anguished and painfully honest insights into families and the human heart emerge in richly lyrical prose and compulsively readable narratives. Now, in Beach Music, he tells of the dark memories that haunt families in a story that spans South Carolina and Rome and reaches back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust. Beach Music is about Jack McCall, an American living in Rome with his young daughter, trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends, who want his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South and that leads him to shocking and ultimately liberating truths. Told with deep feeling and the unmistakable brand of Conroy humor, this powerful novel adds another masterpiece to the legendary list of classics that his body of works has become.
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“Reading PAT CONROY is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.”
“Astonishing . . . stunning . . . the range of passions and subjects that brings life to every page is almost endless.”
–The Washington Post Book World
“Blockbuster writing at its best.”
–Los Angeles Times Book Review
“PAT CONROY’S writing contains
a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”
–The Denver Post
“Magnificent...beach music is clearly CONROY’S best.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
Pat Conroy is the author of six books: The Boo, The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides and Beach Music.
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Book Description Nan A. Talese, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11038547590X
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Limited. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX038547590X
Book Description Nan A. Talese, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M038547590X