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By Pat Conroy

An American expatriate in Rome finds his kinfolk legacy during this sweeping novel through the acclaimed writer of The Prince of Tides and The nice Santini
 
A Southerner dwelling in another country, Jack McCall is scarred via tragedy and betrayal. His determined wish to locate peace after his wife’s suicide attracts him right into a painful, intimate look for the single haunting mystery in his family’s previous which may heal his anguished middle. Spanning 3 generations and continents, from the modern ruins of the yankee South to the traditional ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s ache and glory. it's a novel of lyric depth and searing fact, one other masterpiece between Pat Conroy’s mythical and cherished novels.
 
Praise for Beach Music
 
“Astonishing . . . gorgeous . . . the diversity of passions and matters that carry lifestyles to each web page is sort of endless.”The Washington submit booklet World
 
“Magnificent . . . essentially Conroy’s best.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Blockbuster writing at its best.”Los Angeles instances publication Review
 
“Pat Conroy’s writing features a advantage now infrequent in so much modern fiction: passion.”The Denver Post
 
“A strong, heartfelt tale.”Houston Chronicle

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Il Gigante thought he had to kick ass. ” “You owe me a thousand lire,” Leah said. “I didn’t say a cuss word. ” “You said the ‘A’ word. ” “Ass is not a cuss word. It means a small donkey and it comes from the Bible. ’ ” “That’s not how you used the word,” she said. ” “I’m an adult,” I said. ” “I was in prison with you,” Leah said, primly. ” “You were a brute,” said Leah. Anytime I lost my temper, raised my voice, or found myself in a situation that contained the seeds of discord, Leah would remind me of my most contentious encounter with the habits and customs of Italy.

Even Suor Rosaria. ” “It was a cultural misunderstanding,” I explained as we walked through the crowded piazza. “Il Gigante thought he had to kick ass. ” “You owe me a thousand lire,” Leah said. “I didn’t say a cuss word. ” “You said the ‘A’ word. ” “Ass is not a cuss word. It means a small donkey and it comes from the Bible. ’ ” “That’s not how you used the word,” she said. ” “I’m an adult,” I said. ” “I was in prison with you,” Leah said, primly. ” “You were a brute,” said Leah. Anytime I lost my temper, raised my voice, or found myself in a situation that contained the seeds of discord, Leah would remind me of my most contentious encounter with the habits and customs of Italy.

You are always so crude,” said Leah. ” “I never get mad at you. My job is to adore you. ” “Go on with the story. Tell me about you and Mama falling in love. Get to the good part, to the beach party. ” As I spoke, my voice crossing the years and the Atlantic, Leah would always look at the photograph of her lovely, wide-eyed mother that rested on the bedside table. I knew that the story made her love her mother more deeply, feel closer to her in a way nothing else could, and it was just what I intended.

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