Conversations with the CONROYS, Interviews with Pat Conroy and His Family by Walter Edgar; 2015; 96 pages; University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC; checked out from Portland State University Library through the Interlibrary Loan Program; 3/26/16-3/27/16
Why did I read this? With the death of Pat Conroy on March 4th, I wanted to read some thing that I hadn’t read of him.
This is several interviews with Pat Conroy and three of his brothers during a couple of events in South Carolina. Missing are sister Carol and brother Tom, Carol because she is estranged from the rest of the family and Tom, who has passed away. It is interesting to see the interplay between the siblings and how they speak about Pat and their parents. It would be interesting if Pat had written a book where he didn’t romanticize his mother, which he admits he did. The afterword by Nikky Finney has some beautiful words about Pat.