Author: Pat Conroy
Hardcover w/ Dust Cover
The island is nearly deserted, haunting, beautiful. Across a slip of ocean likes South Carolina. But for the handful of families of 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 most extraordinary human drama -- based on the true story of a man who gave a year of his life to give an island and a people a new lifetime.
Pat Conroy spent a year teaching black children on an impoverished island off the South Carolina coast. This is his incredible, moving, and buoyant account of that experience...
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