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South of Broad


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ISBN13: 9780385413053
ISBN10: 038541305x
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PQFanatic, February 9, 2011 (view all comments by PQFanatic)
Not my favorite Conroy book but he still has much to say. His sense of humor and his vivid character development stack up. Seems he is writing from a better place now.
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bookishbabe, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by bookishbabe)
This was one of the BEST coming of age stories I've read in years. Race, sexuality and class come together beautifully. South of Broad includes a cast of characters whose conflicts and differences clash like the big bang theory. Yet surprisingly they are intricately bound over the years, up until and beyond the climactic end of one.
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Lissa, January 6, 2010 (view all comments by Lissa)
I'm "reading" this book by listening to it on CD in my car - I find myself making excuses to drive more just to listen to it and I dislike driving and traffic! We already knew that Pat Conroy is a marvelous story teller - this book reminds me of a sophisticated and genteel Garrison Keillor (I grew up in MN). His characters are both true-to-life - within reach of belief, yet are inspirational. I absolutely love this book.
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Lissa, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Lissa)
The finest of southern prose, South of Broad invites its readers into Southern life with descriptions of the lanscape, society and indivuduals that intertwine to create a place, at time, a society. Pat Conroy leads us to love all the characters and to see ourselves in their strengths and foibles. Haven't enjoyed a book so much in a long time. (This is also a great book to listen to or read aloud.)
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jesshartcu`, September 11, 2009 (view all comments by jesshartcu`)
As usual, Conroy delivers a masterpiece. Very few authors have his mastery of the English language and his ability to craft sentences that leap off the page with their lush intensity. A true gift from South Carolina.
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Conroy, Pat
Nan A. Talese
Charleston (S.C.)
General Fiction
Family saga
Literature-A to Z
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9.38x6.60x1.30 in. 1.91 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Nan A. Talese - English 9780385413053 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Charleston, S.C., gossip columnist Leopold Bloom King narrates a paean to his hometown and friends in Conroy's first novel in 14 years. In the late '60s and after his brother commits suicide, then 18-year-old Leo befriends a cross-section of the city's inhabitants: scions of Charleston aristocracy; Appalachian orphans; a black football coach's son; and an astonishingly beautiful pair of twins, Sheba and Trevor Poe, who are evading their psychotic father. The story alternates between 1969, the glorious year Leo's coterie stormed Charleston's social, sexual and racial barricades, and 1989, when Sheba, now a movie star, enlists them to find her missing gay brother in AIDS-ravaged San Francisco. Too often the not-so-witty repartee and the narrator's awed voice (he is very fond of superlatives) overwhelm the stories surrounding the group's love affairs and their struggles to protect one another from dangerous pasts. Some characters are tragically lost to the riptides of love and obsession, while others emerge from the frothy waters of sentimentality and nostalgia as exhausted as most readers are likely to be. Fans of Conroy's florid prose and earnest melodramas are in for a treat. Justin Cartwright's doubleheader: a new novel and his love letter to Oxford." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Conroy is an immensely gifted stylist, and there are passages in the novel that are lush and beautiful and precise. No one can describe a tide or a sunset with his lyricism and exactitude."
"Review" by , "[Conroy] reveals truths about love, lust, classism, racism, religion, and what it means to be shaped by a particular place, be it Charleston, South Carolina, or anywhere else in the U.S."
"Review" by , "Filled with the lyrical, funny, poignant language that is Conroy's birthright, this is a work Conroy fans will love."
"Synopsis" by , The one and only Pat Conroy returns with a big, sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston, South Carolina, and to lifelong friendship--a long-awaited work from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.
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