Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story

Author: John Berendt
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A morose inventor who owns a bottle of poison powerful enough to kill everyone in town. A prominent antiques deal who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Tours
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Berendt
ISBN: 0679429220 9780679429227
OCLC Number: 1016190424
Description: 388 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An Evening in Mercer House --
Destination Unknown --
The Sentimental Gentleman --
Settling In --
The Inventor --
The Lady of Six Thousand Songs --
The Grand Empress of Savannah --
Sweet Georgia Brown's --
A Walking Streak of Sex --
It Ain't Braggin' If Y'Really Done It --
News Flash --
Gunplay --
Checks and Balances --
The Party of the Year --
Civic Duty --
Trial --
A Hole in the Floor --
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil --
Lafayette Square, We Are Here --
Sonny --
Notes on a Rerun --
The Pod --
Lunch --
Black Minuet --
Talk of the Town --
Another Story --
Lucky Number --
Glory --
And the Angels Sing.
Responsibility: John Berendt.

Abstract:

"Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A morose inventor who owns a bottle of poison powerful enough to kill everyone in town. A prominent antiques deal who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a 'walking streak of sex.' These are some of the real residents of Savannah, Georgia, a city whose eccentric mores are unerringly observed - and whose dirty linen is gleefully aired - in this utterly irresistible book. At once a true-crime murder story and a hugely entertaining and deliciously perverse travelogue, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a bracing and intoxicating as half-a-dozen mint juleps."--back cover.

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