What might have utterly destroyed Leo King's 8 year-old soul nearly did. Following years of psychiatric treatment, Leo finds himself expelled from one high school and entering Peninsula High for his senior year. Football bonds Leo with eight other fragmented lives, and he tells this story of Charleston, 1969, alternately with the 1989 events which cement the spirits of these successful, talented individuals. Pat Conroy reveals the key characters' stories in a natural unveiling of once unshared secrets. Master of characters, Conroy colorfully imprints the triumphs and tragedies of Leo, Molly, Chad, Sheba, Trevor, Niles, Starla, and Fraser. I will remember them forever from this book I never wanted to end!