Pat Conroy's inspired masterpiece relates the dark and violent chronicle of an astounding family: the Wingos of Colleton, South Carolina.
No reader will forget them. And no reader can remain untouched by their story. All Wingos share one heritage...shrimp fishing, poverty and the searing memory of a single terrifying event - the source of Tom Wingo's self-hatred and of his sister Savannah's suicidal despair.
To save himself and Savannah, Tom confronts the past with the help of New York psychologist Susan Lowenstein.
As Tom and Susan unravel the bitter history of his troubled childhood, in episodes of grotesque humour, poignant lyricism and shattering violence, the door opens vividly onto a world peopled by a cast of colourful, eccentric and unforgettable characters.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 672 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/07/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552773584
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Review by beckylee88
This is my all time favourite book. I absolutely adore Conroy's ability to write so simply and yet so evocatively. I fell in love with all of the characters and want to call my first child Savannah - seriously!
Review by drsyko
This is one of my all time favorite books. Pat Conroy is such a skilled writer that he takes a plot that on the face of it is completely implausible and makes it so incredibly real and believable. Conroy tells a story of love and tragedy, injury and healing, and ultimately redemption. His characters are deeply human and flawed and yet they are heroic in their own ways. This book practically vibrates it is so alive and beautiful.