Apr 22, 12
Read from April 18 to 22, 2012, read count: 1
The satisfication of fulfillment I receive after finishing a good book is food for the soul. Beach Music by Pat Conroy was a southern masterpiece of fiction.
In BEACH MUSIC, Pat Conroy writes of the dark memories that haunt generations, in a story that spans South Carolina and Rome and reaches back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust.
Jack McCall is an American living in Rome with his young daughter, trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends asking for his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South, and that leads him to shocking — and ultimately liberating — truths. In BEACH MUSIC, Conroy tells of the dark memories that haunt generations, in a story that spans South Carolina and Rome and reaches back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust.
Told with deep feeling and trademark Conroy humor, BEACH MUSIC is a powerful and compulsively readable novel.