• "'Pat Conroy's is the most articulate and commanding voice to speak for and from the south since Thomas Wolfe'"

    Anne Rivers Siddons
  • "'Tremendous depth, intricacy and compression...a novel about virtues we neglect to our diminishment: courage, brotherhood and victory over the difficult obstacles to authentic manhood'"

    James Dickey, author of Deliverance
  • "'A work of enormous power, passion, honour and wisdom'"

    Washington Star
  • "'Gripping, gruelling...superb'"