Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

John Berendt
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Chapter 9 Summary

This chapter reflects on the initial visit to Mercer House and focuses on Danny Hansford, described as a nameless presence driving a Camaro. A student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Corinne, admires Danny from afar and decides to invite herself to Mercer House for a visit, when he is home alone. Corinne is a curvaceous flirt, who describes Danny as 'a walking streak of sex.' Danny gives Corinne a brief tour of the house, pretending that the house and its furnishings belong to his family. She is not fooled but pretends to believe Danny. He leads her upstairs to drink, play roulette, and smoke marijuana. After they have sex in the master bedroom, Jim Williams walks in to Mercer House. Danny is embarrassed and exits the house in a rage, leaving Corinne to play Psycho Dice with Williams.

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