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Midnight in the garden of good and evil: a Savannah story

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Grouping Titlemidnight in the garden of good and evil
Grouping Authorjohn berendt
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-12-05 07:33:36AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780788751875

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display_descriptionShots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case.
It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.
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subject_facetBook club kit
Celebrities -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History
Downloadable audio books
Savannah (Ga.) -- History
Savannah (Ga.) -- Social life and customs
Savannah (Ga.) -- Tours
Trials (Murder) -- Georgia -- Savannah
Williams, Jim, -- d. 1990
title_displayMidnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story
title_fullMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story / John Berendt
Midnight in the garden of good and evil [electronic resource] / John Berendt
title_shortMidnight in the garden of good and evil
title_suba Savannah story
Social life and customs
Trials (Murder)
True Crime
Williams, Jim