Jack McCall, living in Rome with his daughter after the suicide of his wife, finds his solitude disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law. She begs his help in tracking down a former classmate who went underground as a Vietnam protester--and never resurfaced.
...An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini
A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy s legendary and beloved novels.
Praise for Beach Music
Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless. The Washington Post Book World
Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy s best. San Francisco Chronicle
Blockbuster writing at its best. Los Angeles Times Book Review
Pat Conroy s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion. The Denver Post
A powerful, heartfelt tale. Houston Chronicle
From the Hardcover edition."