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In his most brilliant and powerful novel, Pat Conroy tells the story of Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the family into which they were born.

Set in New York City and the lowcountry of South Carolina, the novel opens when Tom, a high school football coach whose marriage and career are crumbling, flies from South Carolina to New York after learning of his twin sister's suicide attempt. Savannah is one of the most gifted poets of her generation, and both the cadenced beauty of her art and the jumbled cries of her illness are clues to the too-long-hidden story of her wounded family. In the paneled offices and luxurious restaurants of New York City, Tom and Susan Lowenstein, Savannah's psychiatrist, unravel a history of violence, abandonment, commitment, and love. And Tom realizes that trying to save his sister is perhaps his last chance to save himself.

With passion and a rare gift of language, the author moves from present to past, tracing the amazing history of the Wingos from World War II through the final days of the war in Vietnam and into the 1980s, drawing a rich range of characters: the lovable, crazy Mr. Fruit, who for decades has wordlessly directed traffic at the same intersection in the southern town of Colleton; Reese Newbury, the ruthless, patrician land speculator who threatens the Wingos' only secure worldly possession, Melrose Island; Herbert Woodruff, Susan Lowenstein's husband, a world-famous violinist; Tolitha Wingo, Savannah's mentor and eccentric grandmother, the first real feminist in the Wingo family.

Pat Conroy reveals the lives of his characters with surpassing depth and power, capturing the vanishing beauty of the SouthCarolina lowcountry and a lost way of life. His lyric gifts, abundant good humor, and compelling storytelling are well known to readers of The Great Santini and The Lords of Discipline. The Prince of Tides continues that tradition yet displays a new, mature voice of Pat Conroy, signaling this work as his greatest accomplishment.

Review:

"Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel." Houston Chronicle

Review:

"This is a powerful book...Conroy is a master of language." The Atlanta Journal

Review:

"A masterpiece." Detroit Free Press

Synopsis:

PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

Filled with the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina low country as well as the dusty glitter of New York City, The Prince of Tides is PAT CONROY at his very best.

Synopsis:

Only recently available in trade paperback editions, these are beloved author Pat Conroys most cherished early novels, now in a slip-cased set ideal for any readers home library.

Includes 1 trade paperback edition each of:

The Great Santini

The Lords Of Discipline

The Prince Of Tides

About the Author

Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and Beach Music. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553381542
Author:
Conroy, Pat
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.2 x 1.5 in 1.18 lb

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Product details 704 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553381542 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel."
"Review" by , "This is a powerful book...Conroy is a master of language."
"Review" by , "A masterpiece."
"Synopsis" by , PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

Filled with the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina low country as well as the dusty glitter of New York City, The Prince of Tides is PAT CONROY at his very best.

"Synopsis" by , Only recently available in trade paperback editions, these are beloved author Pat Conroys most cherished early novels, now in a slip-cased set ideal for any readers home library.

Includes 1 trade paperback edition each of:

The Great Santini

The Lords Of Discipline

The Prince Of Tides

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