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The Water Is Wide Summary
Pat Conroy

Everything you need to understand or teach The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy.

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The Water Is Wide Summary

Plot Summary

The Water is Wide is the story of Pat Conroy's experiences teaching for two years on the island of Yamacraw off the South Carolina coast. Pat documents his challenges not only with the underserved children living there but also with the administrators hired to educate them and elevate their lives.

In 1969, Pat Conroy waits to hear of his acceptance into the Peace Corps and hoping not to hear from the draft board which could send him to the war in Vietnam. When no word comes from either group, Pat applies for a job at a school on Yamacraw Island off the coast of South Carolina. Pat has spent a year teaching high school in Beaufort, South Carolina, where he himself went to high school but feels the need to do something for children who may need Pat's personal style and methods of humanitarian teaching.

Pat is rebellious not...

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