"The Prince of Tides" is a gripping narrative about a troubled man who must confront his traumatic past in order to help his twin sister, a poet who has attempted suicide. The protagonist, in the process of aiding his sister's psychiatrist, is forced to delve into their shared history of growing up in a dysfunctional family in South Carolina. The story is a deep exploration of family dynamics, mental health, and the enduring impact of childhood trauma, all set against the backdrop of the Southern United States.
The 1030th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 23rd on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
- 93rd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
- 328th on The 500 best books of all time from Culture Café users (Culture Café)