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Title:The Prince of Tides
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Publisher:Dial Press Trade Paperback
ISBN:0553381547
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Number of Pages:679
Category:Southern, Classics, Contemporary, Romance, Fiction

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 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 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 b The Prince of Tides b is PAT CONROY at his very best

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The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Reading Life, The Water is Wide, South of Broad, The Lords of Discipline, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son, The Great Santini, Beach Music, The Prince of Tides, My Losing Season: A Memoir
This book is the story of my life as it relates to the subject of food It is my autobiography in food and meals and restaurants and countries far and near Let me take you to a restaurant on the Left Bank of Paris that I found when writing i The Lords of Discipline i There are meals I ate in Rome while writing i The Prince of Tides i that ache in my memory when I resurrect them There is a shrimp dish I ate in an elegant English restaurant where Cuban cigars were passed out to all the gentlemen in the room after dinner that I can taste on my palate as I write this There is barbecue and its variations in the South and the subject is a holy one to me I write of truffles in the Dordogne Valley in France cilantro in Bangkok catfish in Alabama scuppernong in South Carolina Chinese food from my years in San Francisco and white asparagus from the first meal my agent took me to in New York City Let me tell you about the fabulous things I have eaten in my life the story of the food I have encountered along the way br br America s favorite storyteller Pat Conroy is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people places and great meals he has experienced Conroy mixes them together with mouthwatering recipes from the Deep South and the world beyond br br br br It all started thirty years ago with a chance purchase of i The Escoffier Cookbook i an unlikely and daunting introduction for the beginner But Conroy was more than up to the task He set out with unwavering determination to learn the basics of French cooking stocks and dough and moved swiftly on to veal demi glace and pate brisee With the help of his culinary accomplice Suzanne Williamson Pollak Conroy mastered the dishes of his beloved South as well as the cuisine he has savored in places as far away from home as Paris Rome and San Francisco br br Each chapter opens with a story told with the inimitable brio of the author We see Conroy in New Orleans celebrating his triumphant novel i The Prince of Tides i at a new restaurant where there is a contretemps with its hardworking young owner chef years later he discovered the earnest young chef was none other than Emeril Lagasse we accompany Pat and his wife on their honeymoon in Italy and wander with him wonderstruck through the markets of Umbria and Rome we learn how a dinner with his fighter pilot father was preceded by the Great Santini himself acting out a perilous night flight that would become the last chapters of one of his son s most beloved novels These tales and more are followed by corresponding recipes from Breakfast Shrimp and Grits and Sweet Potato Rolls to Pappardelle with Prosciutto and Chestnuts and Beefsteak Florentine to Peppered Peaches and Creme Brulee A master storyteller and passionate cook Conroy believes that A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal, b In this powerful and intimate memoir the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father the inspiration for The Great Santini find some common ground at long last b br br Pat Conroy s father Donald Patrick Conroy was a towering figure in his son s life The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal cruel and violent as Pat says I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for hate As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South Pat bore witness to the toll his father s behavior took on his siblings and especially on his mother Peg She was Pat s lifeline to a better world that of books and culture But eventually despite repeated confrontations with his father Pat managed to claw his way toward a life he could have only imagined as a child br br Pat s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim the rift it caused with his father brought even more attention Their long simmering conflict burst into the open 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 he and his son reached a rapprochement of sorts Quite unexpectedly the Santini who had freely doled out physical abuse to his wife and children refocused his ire on those who had turned on Pat over the years He defended his son s honor br br The Death of Santini is at once a heart wrenching account of personal and family struggle and a poignant lesson in how the ties of blood can both strangle and offer succor It is an act of reckoning an exorcism of demons but one whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men lending significance to one of the most often quoted lines from Pat s bestselling novel The Prince of Tides In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness, The one and only Pat Conroy returns with a big sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston and to lifelong friendship br br Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston South Carolina South of Broad gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints Leopold Bloom King our narrator is the son of an amiable loving father who teaches science at the local high school His mother an ex nun is the high school principal and a well known Joyce scholar After Leo s older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death and Leo lonely and isolated searches for something to sustain him Eventually he finds his answer when he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison escapee father hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend Chadworth Rutledge X and an ever widening circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades from s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the s br br The ties among them endure for years surviving marriages happy and troubled unrequited loves and unspoken longings hard won successes and devastating breakdowns and Charleston s dark legacy of racism and class divisions But the final test of friendship that brings them to San Francisco is something no one is prepared for South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest a long awaited work from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds, b Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life b br br Pat Conroy the beloved American storyteller is a voracious reader Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life long companion reading has been Conroy s portal to the world both to the farthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of the human soul His interests range widely from Milton to Tolkien Philip Roth to Thucydides encompassing poetry history philosophy and any mesmerizing tale of his native South He has for years kept notebooks in which he records words and expressions over time creating a vast reservoir of playful turns of phrase dazzling flashes of description and snippets of delightful sound all just for his love of language But for Conroy reading is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life and if not his life then surely his sanity br br In i My Reading Life i Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes sharing the pleasures of the local library s vast cache with his mother when he was a boy recounting his decades long relationship with the English teacher who pointed him onto the path of letters and describing a profoundly influential period he spent in Paris as well as reflecting on other pivotal people places and experiences His story is a moving and personal one girded by wisdom and an undeniable honesty Anyone who not only enjoys the pleasures of reading but also believes in the power of books to shape a life will find here the greatest defense of that credo br br br i From the Hardcover edition i