Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

By: Berendt, John

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First edition. Includes original jacket, as well as belly band advertising the film starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack, which was directed by Clint Eastwood. Minimal wear to corners. Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 388 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. 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. 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; Afteward; Author's Note; Acknowledgments.