The Prince of Tides

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Bantam Books, 1987 - Fiction - 664 pages
3 Reviews
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 ad troubled twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the extraordinary family to which they were born.

Filled with the vanishing beauty of the South Carolina lowcountry as well as the dusty glitter of New York City, "The Prince Of Tides" is Pat Conroy's most magnificent novel yet.

"Powerful" -- "UPI."

"A masterpiece than can compare with Steinbeck's "East Of Eden.".. Some books make you laugh; some make you cry; some make you think. "The Prince Of Tides" is a rarity: It does all three." -- "Detroit Free Press."

"A big sprawling saga of a novel, the kind Steinbeck and James Jones used to write, the kind John Irving keeps writing, the kind you can hole up with and spend some days with and put down feeling that you've emerged from a terrible, wonderful spell." -- "San Francisco Chronicle."

"A brilliant novel that ultimately affirms life, hope and the belief that one's future need not be contaminated by a monstrous past." -- "Chicago Tribune."

"Compulsively readable" -- "Glamour."

"A seductive narrative, told with bravado, flourishes, portentous foreshadowing, sardonic humor and eloquent turns of phrase...For sheer storytelling finesse, Conroy will have few rivals." -- "Publishers Weekly."

 

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Read at Bisby. If I had been sure this would be as good as it was, I could have left about four other books behind--this one was enough for most of the trip. It's a long, complex, and beautifully told ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
11
Section 4
32
Section 5
54
Section 6
75
Section 7
79
Section 8
98
Section 21
310
Section 22
330
Section 23
345
Section 24
371
Section 25
381
Section 26
384
Section 27
402
Section 28
410

Section 9
109
Section 10
138
Section 11
146
Section 12
182
Section 13
205
Section 14
219
Section 15
249
Section 16
272
Section 17
282
Section 18
292
Section 19
303
Section 20
309
Section 29
414
Section 30
433
Section 31
490
Section 32
539
Section 33
544
Section 34
578
Section 35
604
Section 36
651
Section 37
653
Section 38
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About the author (1987)

Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook and My Losing Season. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

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