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Pat Conroy is the narrator and the author of this autobiographical story. Pat is a Southern man raised in a military family which settles in Beaufort, South Carolina. Pat attends school in Beaufort and goes to college at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. After college, Pat returns to Beaufort where he teaches high school for a year. The burgeoning Civil Rights Movement in the country, and especially the South, guides Pat's humanitarian instincts and he signs up to work for the Peace Corps. When Pat does not get an assignment from that organization, he applies for a job teaching black children on an island called Yamacraw off the coast of South Carolina. The children are woefully ignorant of the world outside the island and Pat cannot help comparing his own childhood and education that gave him not only the basics but also the...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Water Is Wide from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.