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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - A Savannah Story (Paperback) Loot Price: R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 You Save: R68 (23%)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - A Savannah Story (Paperback)

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 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.

General

Imprint: Random House
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 1999
First published: June 1999
Authors: John Berendt
Dimensions: 201 x 130 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 381
ISBN-13: 978-0-679-75152-6
Barcode: 9780679751526
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > True stories > Crime
LSN: 0-679-75152-1

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