The Boo

Pat Conroy

Acclaimed writer Pat Conroy’s debut novel about life on the Citadel within the 1960s is a profound exploration of what it means to be a person of honor
Lt. Col. Nugent Courvoisie, identified to the cadets as “the Boo,” is an imposing and provoking chief on the South Carolina army academy, the Citadel. A harsh disciplinarian however a compassionate mentor, he guides and conjures up his younger fees.
Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He’s a gifted author, a gifted basketball participant, and a very good pupil, however his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. The Boo takes Cates underneath his wing, however their bond is threatened once they’re compelled to confront an act of violence on campus.
Drawn from Pat Conroy’s personal experiences as a pupil on the Citadel, The Boo is an unforgettable story about obligation, loyalty, and standing up for what is correct within the face of overwhelming circumstances.