Book #26858

The Great Santini

Pat Conroy

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Atlanta: Old New York Book Shop Press, 2004.
ISBN: 0937036005

Price: $135.00

The 2004 reprint edition in crisp, fine condition in alike dust jacket. Signed by author Pat Conroy on the title page.

Pat Conroy's first novel is the look into the family life of a fighter pilot. Bull Meecham is the epitome of the Marine officer — as tough a disciplinarian at home as at the base. Rebellion, or even difference of opinion, is not tolerated. Objections are met with the statement "The Great Santini has spoken." As the oldest child, Ben takes the brunt of his father's criticism. His attempts to stand up for himself or his mother and sister are contemptuously dismissed. His feelings for his father are a mixture of hate and fear, reluctant pride in his prowess, and unacknowledged love. - from the dust jacket; 8vo; [viii, 1] 2-536 pages; Signed by Author.

Author Bio

Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy, born October 26, 1945 as the first of seven children of a young career military officer from Chicago and a Southern beauty from Alabama, is a New York Times bestselling author who has written several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films. He is recognized as a leading figure of late-20th century Southern literature.

Conroy currently lives in Beaufort, South Carolina with his wife Cassandra King, author of four popular novels.