Beach Music (Le Livre de Poche #1445) (Paperback)

By Pat Conroy, Francoise Cartano (Translator)

Albin Michel, 9782253144519, 924pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1998

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/10/2009)
Digital Audiobook (7/4/2000)
Paperback (3/26/2002)
Hardcover (6/1/1995)
Audio Cassette, Abridged, Abridged (6/1/1995)
Mass Market Paperback (6/1/1996)
Paperback, French (9/1/1996)
Hardcover (11/1/1995)

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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

About the Author

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.