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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

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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.

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John Berendt writes a monthly column for Esquire.  He has been the editor of New York magazine and lives in New York.

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c4studio, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by c4studio)
most intriguing story with characters one could not just make up.
best of all the books he has written - evident that he was very invested in it.
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poochiemama, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by poochiemama)
John Berendt has the gift of capturing the essence of his characters. This is a true story, but only a highly skilled writer could have made them so engaging and fascinating to follow. Truly a book I couldn't wait to get back to and was sad to turn the last page.
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ISBN:
9780679429227
Author:
Berendt, John
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Trials (Murder) -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Subject:
Celebrities -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History.
Subject:
Savannah
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Savannah (Ga.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Savannah (Ga.) History.
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
fiction;savannah;non-fiction;true crime;mystery;georgia;murder;crime;history;american south;southern;memoir;travel;novel;american;voodoo;south;literature;usa;20th century;movie;america;journalism;us;biography;the south;made into movie;american literature;
Subject:
fiction;savannah;non-fiction;true crime;mystery;georgia;murder;crime;history;american south;southern;memoir;travel;novel;american;voodoo;south;literature;usa;20th century;movie;america;journalism;us;biography;the south;made into movie;american literature;
Subject:
fiction;savannah;non-fiction;true crime;mystery;georgia;murder;crime;history;american south;southern;memoir;travel;novel;american;voodoo;south;literature;usa;20th century;movie;america;journalism;us;biography;the south;made into movie;american literature;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19940113
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.57 x 5.81 x 1.3 in 75 lb

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