Synopses & Reviews
“A big, sprawling saga of a novel” (San Francisco Chronicle), this epic family drama is a masterwork by the revered author of The Great Santini.
Pat Conroy’s classic novel stings with honesty and resounds with drama. Spanning 40 years, it’s 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 showcases an American original at his very best.
“This is a powerful book....[Pat] Conroy is a master of language.” The Atlanta Journal
“A big, sprawling saga of a novel...the kind you can hole up with and spend some days with and put down feeling that you’ve emerged from a terrible, wonderful spell.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A literary gem...The Prince of Tides is in the best tradition of novel writing. It is an engrossing story of unforgettable characters.” The Pittsburgh Press
“A masterpiece.” Detroit Free Press
About the Author
Pat Conroy was the author of 11 books, including The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, My Losing Season, and Beach Music before he died in March 2016 at the age of 70. For more information, please visit www.patconroyliterarycenter.org.