Last week the world lost a great voice of Southern Literature. Pat Conroy died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 70 only a month after being diagnosed.
Conroy’s prose is leisurely, lyrical and highly descriptive. He was a natural and gifted storyteller, who used the pain of his own past to imbue his characters with realistic layers of emotion. He explored the human condition with depth and passion, and reading a Conroy novel is both exhausting and redemptive.