Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt

There are many characters to keep track of and lots of sub-plots, but the best thing about this book is the setting. Savannah sounds like a beautiful and fascinating place - I want to go there having read this book!

Extract

We pulled away from the curb.

'I'm Chablis,' she said.
'Chablis? That's pretty,' I said. 'What's your full name?'
'The Lady Chablis,' she said .... 'It's a stage name,' she said. 'I'm a showgirl'....
'What was your name before that?' I asked.
'Frank,' she said.

Parallels
  • The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
  • Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin