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The Resource The prince of tides, Pat Conroy

The prince of tides, Pat Conroy

Label
The prince of tides
Title
The prince of tides
Statement of responsibility
Pat Conroy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his most brilliant and powerful novel, Pat Conroy tells the story of Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of the family into which they were born. Set in New York City and the low country of South Carolina, the novel opens when Tom, a high school football coach whose marriage and career are crumbling, flies from South Carolina to New York after learning of his twin sister's suicide attempt. Savannah is one of the most gifted poets of her generation, and both the cadenced beauty of her art and the jumbled cries of her illness are clues to the too-long-hidden story of her wounded family. In the paneled offices and luxurious restaurants of New York City, Tom and Susan Lowenstein, Savannah's psychiatrist, unravel a history of violence, abandonment, commitment, and love. And Tom realizes that trying to save his sister is perhaps his last chance to save himself. With passion and a rare gift of language, the author moves from present to past, tracing the amazing history of the Wingos from World War II through the final days of the war in Vietnam and into the 1980's, drawing a rich range of characters: the lovable, crazy Mr. Fruit, who for decades has wordlessly directed traffic at the same intersection in the southern town of Colleton; Reese Newbury, the ruthless, patrician land speculator who threatens the Wingos' only secure worldly possession, Melrose Island; Herbert Woodruff, Susan Lowensteins's husband a world-famous violinist; Tolitha Wingo, Savannah's mentor and eccentric grandmother, the first real feminist in the Wingo family
Summary
Spanning forty years, it is a story about Tom Wingo, his twin sister, Savannah, and the dark and violent past of an extraordinary family into which they were born
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
021274
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conroy, Pat
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 940
  • 940L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The prince of tides, Pat Conroy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19033270
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9780553268881
Lccn
86-10689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The prince of tides, Pat Conroy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19033270
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
664 pages
Isbn
9780553268881
Lccn
86-10689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

Library Locations

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