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The death of santini [electronic resource] : The Story of a Father and His Son. Pat Conroy.

Conroy, Pat. (Author). Hill, Dick. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307989857 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (12 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2013.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Dick Hill.
Summary, etc.: 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.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. Pat's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 428021 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Military.
Genre: Electronic books.

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