The Deepest South Of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi
  • The Deepest South Of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi
  • The Deepest South Of All: True Stories From Natchez, Mississippi
ISBN: 1501177826
EAN13: 9781501177828
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2020
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.37" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other.

Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91% of the vote.

Much as John Berendt did for Savannah in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the hit podcast S-Town did for Woodstock, Alabama, so Richard Grant does for Natchez in The Deepest South of All. With humor and insight, he depicts a strange, eccentric town with an unforgettable cast of characters. There's Buzz Harper, a six-foot-five gay antique dealer famous for swanning around in a mink coat with a uniformed manservant and a very short German bodybuilder. There's Ginger Hyland, The Lioness, who owns 500 antique eyewash cups and decorates 168 Christmas trees with her jewelry collection. And there's Nellie Jackson, a Cadillac-driving brothel madam who became an FBI informant about the K before being burned alive by one of her customers. Interwoven through these Read More chevron_right

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