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The Lost Prince

(2019)
A Search for Pat Conroy
A non fiction book by

 
 
"In The Lost Prince Michael Mewshaw sets down one of the most gripping stories of friendship I've
ever read." - Daniel Menaker, author of My Mistake: A Memoir

Pat Conroy was America's poet laureate of family dysfunction. A larger-than-life character
and the author of such classics as The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, Conroy was
remembered by everybody for his energy, his exuberance, and his self-lacerating humor.

Michael Mewshaw's The Lost Prince is an intimate memoir of his friendship with Pat Conroy,
one that involves their families and those days in Rome when they were both young - when Conroy
went from being a popular regional writer to an international bestseller. Family snapshots beautifully
illustrate that time. Shortly before his forty-ninth birthday, Conroy telephoned Mewshaw to ask a
terrible favor. With great reluctance, Mewshaw did as he was asked - and never saw Pat Conroy again.

Although they never managed to reconcile their differences completely, Conroy later urged
Mewshaw to write about "me and you and what happened . . . i know it would cause much pain
to both of us. but here is what that story has that none of your others have." The Lost Prince is
Mewshaw's fulfillment of a promise.



Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy
Author(s): Michael Mewshaw
ISBN: 1-64009-149-1 / 978-1-64009-149-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy
Author(s): Michael Mewshaw
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU