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Water Is Wide : A Memoir

ISBN: 9780553381573 | 0553381571
Edition: Reprint
Format: Trade Paper
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/26/2002

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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 existenceunless, 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 experiencethe 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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