MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL. A Savannah Story
Price: 175.00 USD
(New York: Random House, 1994), A PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER AND A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL MYSTERY SET IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. The book was Berendt's first, and became a The New York Times bestseller for 216 weeks following its debut and is still, to this day, the longest standing best seller of the Times. The book's plot is based on real-life events that occurred in the 1980s and is classified as non-fiction. Because it reads like a novel (and rearranges the sequence of true events in time), it is sometimes referred to as a "non-fiction novel" or "faction", a sub-genre popularized by Truman Capote and Norman Mailer. "John Berendt has written a gorgeous and haunting blend of travel book and murder mystery. It is enchanting and disturbing and deeply atmospheric." - Edmund White. First Edition, later issue. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth over boards, the spine and upper cover lettered in green, in the publisher's decorated dustjacket. 388 pp. A fine copy, near as pristine.