Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book Summary and Study Guide

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The author of this non-fiction story, John Berendt, traveled to Savannah, Georgia and found it fascinating. As he found himself spending more and more time there, he began to write about the isolated city and its people. Several years into his stay, he became involved with a murder case in which the accused is an influencial member of the high society claiming his innocence: the case draws out for years, and into four trials.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American South Other aspects:    -   story of "the rich" Strong "rags to riches" component?    -   Yes Crime & Police story    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   two guys doing it Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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