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South of Broadby Pat Conroy
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Praise for South of Broad
Conroy is an immensely gifted stylist…. No one can describe a tide or a sunset with his lyricism and exactitude.—Chris Bohjalian, The Washington Post
Conroy writes with a momentum that's impossible to resist.—People, 3 of 4 stars.
Beautifully written throughout…. Conroy is a natural at weaving great skeins of narrative, and this one will prove a great pleasure to his many fans.—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Conroy is a master of American fiction and he has proved it once again in this magnificent love letter to his beloved Charleston, and to friendships that will stand the test of time.—Bookpage
Praise for Beach Music
Astonishing . . . stunning . . . the range of passions and subjects that brings life to every page is almost endless. —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. —Denver Post
Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. —Houston Chronicle
Incandescent. —Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Grand. —Boston Globe
Lyrical . . . evocative . . . Beach Music is one from the heart, and it beats with a vibrancy that cannot be denied. —Hartford Courant
Breathtaking . . . perhaps the most eagerly awaited book of the year . . . a knockout. —Charlotte Observer
Beach Music attains an almost ethereal beauty. —Miami Herald
Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully . . . Conroy's narrative is so fluid and poetic that it's apt to seduce you into reading just one more page, just one more chapter. —Lexington Herald-Leader
Compelling storytelling . . . a page-turner . . . Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly, and hits a bull's-eye almost every time. —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
From the Hardcover edition.
BONUS: This edition contains a South of Broad discussion guide.
Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered--and shadowed--by tragedy. Lonelyand adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of high school outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes anddevastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina's dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are preparedfor.
Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.
The beloved best-selling author returns with a sprawling tale set mostly in Charleston, South Carolina, where, after his brother's suicide, Leopold Bloom King struggles along with the rest of his family until he begins to gather an intimate circle of friends, whose ties endure for two decades until a final, unexpected test of friendship rears its ugly head in San Francisco. 750,000 first printing.
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, Beach Music, and My Losing Season. He lives in South Carolina.
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