PAT CONROY, America’s preeminent storyteller, delivers a sweeping novel of lyric intensity and searing truth–the story of Jack McCall, an American expatriate in Rome, 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 another masterpiece in PAT CONROY’S legendary list of beloved novels.
About the Author
A 2009 inductee in the South Carolina Hall of Fame, Pat Conroy is the author of five novels and a total of ten previous books, most recently The Death of Santini. Two of his novels, The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides, were made into Oscar-nominated films.
“Reading PAT CONROY is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.”
“Astonishing . . . stunning . . . the range of passions and subjects that brings life to every page is almost endless.”
–The Washington Post Book World
“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
“Magnificent...beach music is clearly CONROY’S best.”
–San Francisco Chronicle