|Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1994) [Novel]|
by John Berendt
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Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A morose inventor who owns a bottle of poison powerful enough to kill everyone in town. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex."
These are some of the real residents of Savannah, Georgia, a city whose eccentric mores are unerringly observed--and whose dirty linen is gleefully aired--in this utterly irresistible book. At once a true-crime murder story and a hugely entertaining and deliciously perverse travelogue, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is as bracing and intoxicating as a half-a-dozen mint juleps.
Original title: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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