The Lost Prince by Michael Mewshaw audiobook

The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy

By Michael Mewshaw
Read by Bob Souer

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665127332

  • ISBN: 9781665127318

  • ISBN: 9781665127325

Runtime: 7.12 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

Pat Conroy was America's poet laureate of family dysfunction. A larger-than-life character and the author of such classics as The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, Conroy was remembered by everybody for his energy, his exuberance, and his self-lacerating humor.

Michael Mewshaw's The Lost Prince is an intimate memoir of his friendship with Pat Conroy, one that involves their families and those days in Rome when they were both young—when Conroy went from being a popular regional writer to an internationally bestselling author. Family snapshots beautifully illustrate that time. Shortly before his forty-ninth birthday, Conroy telephoned Mewshaw to ask a terrible favor. With great reluctance, Mewshaw did as he was asked—and never saw Pat Conroy again.

Although they never managed to reconcile their differences completely, Conroy later urged Mewshaw to write about "me and you and what happened . . . i know it would cause much pain to both of us. but here is what that story has that none of your others have." The Lost Prince is Mewshaw's fulfillment of a promise.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intimate, affectionate and candid portrait of [Mewshaw’s] friendship with Conroy.” BookPage
“A resonantly poignan memoir…The book’s lasting value lies in Mewshaw’s letting Conroy’s vibrancy…shine through.” Booklist
“At heart, this fascinating memoir…is a love story…An honest, eminently readable look at the fraught but rewarding bond between two writers.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Mewshaw

Author Bio: Michael Mewshaw

Michael Mewshaw is an author whose five-decade career includes award-winning fiction, nonfiction, literary criticism, and investigative journalism. He is the author of the nonfiction works Sympathy for the Devil: Four Decades of Friendship with Gore Vidal and Between Terror and Tourism; the novel Year of the Gun; and the memoir Do I Owe You Something? He has published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous international outlets.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English