The Water is Wide
by Pat Conroy

The Water is Wide (Bantam Books)

Bantam Books, a division of Random House, Inc. (originally published 1972). 294pp. 6 x 9 inches. Paperback. ISBN: 0-553-38157-1.

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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 Conroy'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.

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