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The Resource Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story, John Berendt

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

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Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story
Title
Midnight in the garden of good and evil
Title remainder
a Savannah story
Statement of responsibility
John Berendt
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
In charming, beautiful, and wealthy old-South Savannah, Georgia, the local bad boy is shot dead inside of the opulent mansion of a gay antiques dealer, and a gripping trial follows
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Writing style
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Mystery, 1994.
Awards note
Lambda Literary Award, 1994
Biography type
contains biographical information
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015233
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975.8/724
Index
no index present
LC call number
F294.S2
LC item number
B48 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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a Savannah story
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Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story, John Berendt
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • An Evening in Mercer House
  • Lafayette Square, We Are Here
  • Sonny
  • Notes on a Rerun
  • The Pod
  • Lunch
  • Black Minuet
  • Talk of the Town
  • Another Story
  • Lucky Number
  • Glory
  • Destination Unknown
  • And the Angels Sing
  • The Sentimental Gentleman
  • Settling In
  • The Inventor
  • The Lady of Six Thousand Songs
  • The Grand Empress of Savannah
  • Sweet Georgia Brown's
Control code
8290965
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780679429227
Lccn
93003955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27975809
  • (OCoLC)27975809
Label
Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story, John Berendt
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • An Evening in Mercer House
  • Lafayette Square, We Are Here
  • Sonny
  • Notes on a Rerun
  • The Pod
  • Lunch
  • Black Minuet
  • Talk of the Town
  • Another Story
  • Lucky Number
  • Glory
  • Destination Unknown
  • And the Angels Sing
  • The Sentimental Gentleman
  • Settling In
  • The Inventor
  • The Lady of Six Thousand Songs
  • The Grand Empress of Savannah
  • Sweet Georgia Brown's
Control code
8290965
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780679429227
Lccn
93003955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm27975809
  • (OCoLC)27975809

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