Water is Wide (Conroy)

The Water is Wide
Pat Conroy, 1972
Random House
304 pp.
ISBN-13: 9780553381573

The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw island, America is a world away. For years the people here lived proudly from the sea, but now its waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their very existence—unless, somehow, they can learn a new life. But they will learn nothing without someone to teach them, and their school has no teacher.

Here is Pat Controy's extraordinary drama based on his own experience—the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to an island and the new life its people gave him. (From the publisher.)

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