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The Death of Santini

The Story Of A Father And His Son

By Pat Conroy

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Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor.
 
The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.”
 
Praise for The Death of Santini
 
“A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”The Boston Globe
 
“A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”People
 
“Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”The Washington Post
 
“Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune


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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780385530903


Format: Book
Author: Conroy, Pat
Summary: A powerful and intimate memoir by the beloved best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.
Title: The Death of Santini : The Story of a Father and His Son / Pat Conroy.
Publisher Date: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2013].
Subject: Conroy, Pat Conroy, Donald Patrick, senior. United States. Marine Corps -- Military life -- Biography. Fathers and sons -- Biography. Conflict of generations -- Biography. Dysfunctional families -- Biography. Life change events -- Biography.
Isbn: 9780385530903 (hc. : alk. paper) 0385530900 (hc. : alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: B Conroy
Oclc: 841899093
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Bib Id: 455959

Format: Book
Author: Conroy, Pat
Summary: A powerful and intimate memoir by the beloved best-selling author of The Prince of Tides about his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, and a re-affirmation that love can conquer even the meanest of men.
Title: The Death of Santini : The Story of a Father and His Son / Pat Conroy.
Edition: First US Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2013].
Description: x, 338 pages, 16 un-numbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Conroy, Pat
Subjects: Conroy, Donald Patrick, senior.
Subjects: United States. Marine Corps -- Military life -- Biography.
Subjects: Fathers and sons -- Biography.
Subjects: Conflict of generations -- Biography.
Subjects: Dysfunctional families -- Biography.
Subjects: Life change events -- Biography.
LCCN: 2013019095
ISBN: 9780385530903 (hc. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0385530900 (hc. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: B Conroy