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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."--Jacket.
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subject_facet20th Century -- United States
Celebrities -- Georgia -- Savannah -- History
Electronic books
History
Murder -- TRUE CRIME
Savannah (Ga.) -- History
Savannah (Ga.) -- Social life and customs
Savannah (Ga.) -- Tours
South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV) -- State & Local
Trials (Murder) -- Georgia -- Savannah
Williams, Jim, -- 1931-1990
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 [eBook] Berendt, John,
Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story / John Berendt
title_shortMidnight in the garden of good and evil
title_suba Savannah story
topic_facet20th Century
Celebrities
History
Murder
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Social life and customs
South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Trials (Murder)
True Crime
Williams, Jim