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ISBN13: 9780385413046
ISBN10: 0385413041
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Pat Conroy is without doubt America's favorite storyteller, a writer who portrays the anguished truth of the human heart and the painful secrets of families in richly lyrical prose and unforgettable narratives. Now, in Beach Music, he tells of the dark memories that haunt generations, 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 asking for 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 trademark Conroy humor, Beach Music is powerful and compulsively readable. It is another masterpiece in the legendary list of classics that his body of work has already become.

PAT CONROY is the author of five previous books: The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and The Prince of Tides, the last four of which were made into feature films.

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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 asking for 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.

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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Joleen Peterson, July 14, 2008 (view all comments by Joleen Peterson)
This is without a doubt my favorite book of all time. I've read and read and read in my life. I love thrillers. I love the greats of our time, Kellerman, Cornwell, Deaver, Lutz, Sanford, etc. I read this book for the first time in the middle of a John Saul and Patricia Cornwell stint of mine. I couldn't put it down. I was immediately lost in the south, and I am one of those who don't usually like books about the south because I didn't understand it until I read this book. This book makes life better. Read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385413046
Author:
Conroy, Pat
Publisher:
Nan A. Talese
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
C-2153
Publication Date:
19950601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.39 x 1.7 in 2.21 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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 asking for 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.
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