Beach Music

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Transworld, Aug 31, 2012 - Fiction - 784 pages
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With the spectacular worldwide success of his unforgettable novel The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy established himself as a major international writer. He is known for his anguished and painfully honest insights into families and the human heart. He now returns with Beach Music, a story which tells of a family haunted by dark memories that reach back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust.

Jack McCall, an American living in Rome with his young daughter, is trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends, who want his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietman protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South: a quest that leads him to shocking and ultimately liberating truths.

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User Review  - VashonJim - LibraryThing

I just can't get enough of Pat Conroy. This tale plays out over two continents, and as is always the case with Conroy, features a cast of Southern characters that are truly unique. What a story. Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A truly brilliant novel -- rich in character, rich in mood. Jack and his daughter Leah were at the center, but his dysfunctional family and his group of mostly dysfunctional friends helped weave the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Pat Conroy is the author of six books: The Boo, The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides and Beach Music.

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