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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Author: John Berendt; 3M Company.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print.* All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typefaceShots 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
True crime stories
Récits criminels
Ebook
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Jim Williams; Jim Williams; Jim Williams
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Berendt; 3M Company.
ISBN: 9780307538376 0307538370
OCLC Number: 841330773
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource 1 online resource (400 pages)
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Berendt, John.
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Read John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in Large Print.* All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typefaceShots 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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