Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy - A Short Summary and Review

A short summary of the book Prince of Tides:

What Tom learned about himself during his sister's breakdown.

My favorite Pat Conroy quote from the book:

"Violence sends deep roots into the heart, it has no seasons, it is always ripe, evergreen."

 Questions I pondered while reading Prince of Tides:

Is creativity the cause of or the result of mental illness?

Is it possible to completely recover from a tragedy?

My thoughts Prince of Tides:

Dysfunction makes good stories, not happy ones.

Family secrets should be shared with one another.

Your past can haunt you forever.


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