Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

John Berendt
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Chapter 22 Summary

Williams is turned down by the judge for release on bond, but he is reassured that he will not be transferred to the state penitentiary immediately. County commissioners are unhappy about this and try to sue Williams for $900 a day, but the judge advises them to withdraw their complaint. Williams' mother moves into Mercer House where she stays alone. She bakes a cake every week in anticipation for her son's arrival. Williams continues to run his antiques business from the jail and keeps in touch with Barry Thomas to discuss sales and purchases. Williams says he can often bribe his cellmates to be quiet while he is on the phone if he buys them candy bars. Williams has been placed in a tight cell called "The Pod," meant especially for homosexuals and the mentally unstable. His cellmates are mostly black, and Williams refers...

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