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Berendt, John | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil | Signed First Edition Copy
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil | Berendt, John | Signed First Edition Book


 
MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by John Berendt
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First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dustjacket, author-signed bookplate laid in. 1994 NY: Random House ISBN 9780679429227
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MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by John Berendt - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK


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1994 NY: Random House - First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dustjacket, author-signed bookplate laid in.

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.
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