THE GREAT SANTINI

Pat Conroy

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,

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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.

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  • Dial Press Paperback
  • Paperback
  • March 2002
  • 480 Pages
  • 9780553381559

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About Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy is the bestselling author of nine books: The Boo, The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, My Losing Season, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life and South of Broad. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina.

Praise

“Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling.”—Newsday

“Tender, raucous, often hilarious.”—Booklist

“A fine, funny, brawling book.”—The National Observer