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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt

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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 typeface 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Woodman

Length:

15h 9m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

46:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

46:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

45:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

41:33