October 1, 2002
October 1, 2002
In 1954, in Orlando, Florida, nine-year-old Pat Conroy discovered the game of basketball. Orlando was another new hometown for a military kid who had spent his life transferring from one home to another; he was yet again among strangers, still looking for his first Florida friends, but when the "new kid" got his hands on the ball near the foul line of that unfamiliar court, the course of his life changed dramatically. From that moment until he was twenty-one, the future author defined himself through the game of basketball.
In My Losing Season, Conroy takes the reader through his last year playing basketball, as point guard and captain of The Citadel Bulldogs, flashing back constantly to the drama of his coming of age, presenting all the conflict and love that have been at the core of his novels. He vividly re-creates his senior year at that now-famous military college in Charleston, South Carolina, but also tells the story of his heartbreaking childhood and of the wonderful series of events that conspired to rescue his spirit.
When Pat Conroy was a student at the Citadel, he was an enthusiastic but relatively undistinguished member of the basketball team. In this memoir, he looks back on all his years of basketball, starting in elementary school, including interviews with former coaches and teammates. He also recounts the story of his father, whom he depicted as the monstrous hero of THE GREAT SANTINI and who, after he read the book, repented and reformed.
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Sports, Literary
- Language: English
- Author: Pat Conroy
- Online Item #: 12120324
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-8215
- ISBN: 9780385489126
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported