The Prince of Tides
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 26th 2002
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
The story of the Wingos is one of humor, grotesquerie, and tragedy. Tragedy predominates. So warns Tom Wingo before beginning to relate that story to Dr. Susan Lowenstein. Lowenstein is Tom's sister's therapist and needs his help to understand Savannah, who recently tried to kill herself for at leas...
AmazingThis was without a doubt one of best books I have ever read and will remain an all time favorite for years to come I am certain. I was expecting an old fashioned love story but this was nothing at all what I had expected. I was enthralled and completely captivated both by the story and by the...
Don't hold the film against the book. Rereading this I was reminded from the very first line why I loved it so much: My wound is geography. How can you not read on after a line like that one? And it's a fitting line, because the work does deal with two places as much as any human character: small to...
I loved this book. Conroy made me smell and touch the marshlands of the south and live his characters. The movie was ridiculous!!! So glad I read the book first
This is a re-read - I first encountered Pat Conroy when Life magazine published an excerpt of his first book, The Water is Wide, which details his experiences as a schoolteacher on one of the sea islands off South Carolina. The Prince of Tides is a more mature book, but Conroy's love of the South i...