The Great Santini (Paperback)

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Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He's all Marine fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben's got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn t give in not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy's most explosive character a man you should hate, but a man you will love.
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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.

Praise For…


“Reading Pat Conroy is like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.”—Houston Chronicle

“Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling.”—Newsday

“Tender, raucous, often hilarious.”—Booklist

“A fine, funny, brawling book.”—The National Observer

“Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won’t quit.”—The Atlanta Journal

“[Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel.”—Richmond News-Leader
 
“Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull’s-eye almost every time.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Product Details
ISBN: 9780553381559
ISBN-10: 0553381555
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication Date: March 26th, 2002
Pages: 512
Language: English