Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
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.
Author: John Berendt
Publisher: Random House
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.57h x 5.98w x 1.30d
Reading Level: 6.2
Point Value: 21
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 19791 / Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Honor Book
About the Author
John Berendt writes a monthly column for Esquire. He has been the editor of New York magazine and lives in New York.