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The Resource The Death of Santini

The Death of Santini

Label
The Death of Santini
Title
The Death of Santini
Statement of responsibility
Pat Conroy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition."—The Boston Globe Pat Conroy's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy's life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son's honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat's novel The Prince of Tides: "In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness." Praise for The Death of Santini "A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy's] fans won't want to miss."—People "Conroy's conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins."—The New York Times Book Review "Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny."—The Washington Post "Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense."—Minneapolis Star Tribune
Summary
Chronicles the author's efforts to reconcile with the harsh fighter pilot father who inspired <i>The Great Santini</i>, recounting how at the end of his father's life, he defended his son from critics while helping to heal family estrangements
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Writing style
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10220652
Cataloging source
DLC
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Conroy, Pat
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the story of a father and his son
Label
The Death of Santini
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3786b5d2-c078-4530-a14e-e87648b7d707
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385530859
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Death of Santini
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3786b5d2-c078-4530-a14e-e87648b7d707
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385530859
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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