Beach Music - Pat Conroy (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780553381535
Department
Books
Released
26 Mar 2002
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Pat Conroy
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Dimensions
229 x 152 x 32mm (612g)

Annotation

  • Living in Rome with his daughter, Jack McCall finds his grief following his wife's suicide interrupted by the arrival of his sister-in-law and two friends seeking his help in tracking down a classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protestor. Reprint.
  • Living in Rome with his daughter, Jack McCall finds his grief following his wife's suicide interrupted by the arrival of his sister-in-law and two friends seeking his help in tracking down a classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protestor.

Summary

An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini
 
A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels.
 
Praise for Beach Music
 
“Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”The Washington Post Book World
 
“Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“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
 
“A powerful, heartfelt tale.”Houston Chronicle

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
Library Subject 1
Americans; Italy; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Fathers and daughters; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Conroy, Pat - Prose & Criticism
Dewey Classification
813/.54