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The Prince of Tides

Conroy, Pat (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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PAT CONROY has created a huge, brash thunderstorm of a novel, stinging with honesty and resounding with drama. Spanning forty years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born. Filled with the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina low country as well as the dusty glitter of New York City, The Prince of Tides is PAT CONROY at his very best.
Authors: Conroy, Pat
Title: The prince of tides
Publisher: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2005
Edition: Dial Press Trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 679 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Pat Conroy
ISBN: 9780553381542
0553381547
Branch Call Number: FICTION CONROY 2005
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Topical Term: Brothers and sisters
LCCN: 2005281884
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Every family has its secrets, but for the Wingo family what happened one summer afternoon was so random and horrifying that that they vowed with their mother not to ever mention it again. Along with the reader, Tom Wingo remembers bit by bit what really happened - and why it drove his brother t... Read More »


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This is a monumental work and one of the best books I have ever read. A "must" for a list of best American literature.

Dec 30, 2009
  • Tally rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The writing is beautiful. Conroy creates images, so that you feel as if you're watching the story on a screen.

Mar 12, 2008
  • northgal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely one of my favourite books!!

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"My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call."

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