All Wingos share one heritage...shrimp fishing, poverty and the searing memory of a single terrifying event - the source of Tom Wingo's self-hatred and of his sister Savannah's suicidal despair. To save himself and Savannah, Tom confronts the past with the help of New York psychologist Susan Lowenstein. As Tom and Susan unravel the bitter history of his troubled childhood, in episodes of grotesque humour, poignant lyricism and shattering violence, the door opens vividly onto a world peopled by a cast of colourful, eccentric and unforgettable characters.
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Pat Conroy's first novel, The Water is Wide, was filmed as 'Conrack', starring Jon Voigt, and came out of his time as a schoolteacher on a black island in South Carolina. Pat Conroy grew up on Marine bases around the American South and The Great Santini is based on his family life with his father and was made into a memorable film starring Robert Duvall. He eventually went to The Citadel Military school in Charleston, an experience that led to his remarkable novel, The Lords of Discipline, which was also made into a film. His international bestselling novel, The Prince of Tides, was made into a film starring Barbra Streisand. His latest novel is Beach Music. Pat Conroy lives in San Francisco.
The Prince Of Tides by Pat Conroy
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