AOT #48: John Berendt Podcasts The City of Falling Angels
John Berendt, author of the record-breaking bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, reads from and discusses the paperback edition of his new book, The City of Falling Angels.
In this great example of the “non-fiction novel” genre that Berendt helped create, Berendt turns to the magic, mystery and decadence of Venice to gradually reveal the truth behind a fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Venice opera house. Encountering a rich cast of characters, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, one after the other, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting.
($15.00) Penguin ISBN # 0-14-303693-9.