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Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story

Auteur : John Berendt
Éditeur: New York : Random House, [1994] ©1994
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
"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.  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Guidebooks
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Format – détails additionnels: Online version:
Berendt, John, 1939-
Midnight in the garden of good and evil.
New York : Random House, ©1994
(OCoLC)608948639
Online version:
Berendt, John, 1939-
Midnight in the garden of good and evil.
New York : Random House, ©1994
(OCoLC)621934251
Personne nommée: Jim Williams; Jim Williams; Jim Williams
Type d’ouvrage: Biographie, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: John Berendt
ISBN: 0679429220 9780679429227 0679643419 9780679643418 9780679751526 0679751521
Numéro OCLC: 27975809
Récompenses: Lambda Literary Award, 1994
Ferro Grumley Award, 1994
Description: 388 pages ; 25 cm
Contenu: Part one. 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 --
Part two. 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 --
Afterward.
Responsabilité: 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."--Jacket.

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Captivating nonfiction book

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Another great "nonfiction" work from Berendt. This book reminded me a little of "All the King's Men" (the Southern setting, the quirky characters and the murder on which it hinged).

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