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Beach Music

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An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife's suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family's past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life's pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy's legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music "Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless."--The Washington Post Book World "Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy's best."--San Francisco Chronicle "Blockbuster writing at its best."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "Pat Conroy's writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion."--The Denver Post "A powerful, heartfelt tale."--Houston Chronicle From the Hardcover edition.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 132.08 x 208.28 x 45.72mm | 612.35g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0553381539
  • 9780553381535
  • 111,911

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" Reading PAT CONROY is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. " - Houston Chronicle " Astonishing . . . stunning . . . the range of passions and subjects that brings life to every page is almost endless. " - The 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. " - The Denver Post " Magnificent...beach music is clearly CONROY ' S best. " - San Francisco Chronicleshow more

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PAT CONROY, America's preeminent storyteller, delivers a sweeping novel of lyric intensity and searing truth-the story of Jack McCall, an American expatriate in Rome, scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife's suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family's past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life's pain and glory. It is another masterpiece in PAT CONROY'S legendary list of beloved novels.show more

About Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy (1945-2016) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini. From the Paperback edition.show more

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34,301 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (11,702)
3 17% (5,939)
2 4% (1,469)
1 1% (494)
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