By Pat Conroy
(Dial Press Trade Paperback, Paperback, 9780553381535, 800pp.)
Publication Date: March 26, 2002
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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.
Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and Beach Music. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.
- The book begins and ends with Shyla. What’s her importance to the narrative? How does her suicide set the story into motion?
“Reading PAT CONROY is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.”
“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 Chronicle