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    DescriptionLeopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered--and shadowed--by tragedy. Lonely and 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 and devastating 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 prepared for. 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.

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    South of Broad
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    By (author) Pat Conroy
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9780385344074
    ISBN 10: 0385344074

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    Edition statement
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    04 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. "From the Hardcover edition."
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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."