Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil: A Savannah Story

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt

Title: Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil: A Savannah Story
Author: John Berendt
ISBN10: 0701168293
ISBN13: 978-0701168292
Publisher: Chatto & Windus; First THUS Edition edition (March 26, 1998)
Language: English
Subcategory: True Crime
Size PDF: 1823 kb
Size Fb2: 1655 kb
Rating: 3.8/5
Votes: 366
Pages: 400 pages
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Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt


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Shots 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: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience.  Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city is certain to become a modern classic.From the Hardcover edition.