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The Great Santini
by Pat Conroy


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The piercing, iconic semi-autobiographical novel of a domineering father and ambitious son, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides
Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He s all Marine fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The piercing, iconic semi-autobiographical novel of a domineering father and ambitious son, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides
Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He s all Marine fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben s got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn t give in not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy s most explosive character a man you should hate, but a man you will love.
Praise for The Great Santini

Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won t quit. The Atlanta Journal

Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel. Richmond News-Leader

Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull s-eye almost every time. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling. Newsday

God preserve Pat Conroy. The Boston Globe

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780553381559
  • ISBN-10: 0553381555
  • Publisher: Dial Press
  • Publish Date: March 2002
  • Page Count: 512
  • Dimensions: 8.29 x 5.17 x 1.01 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds


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