The Moviegoer

The Moviegoer

Walker Percy


Winner of the 1961 nationwide publication Award

The stunning novel that tested Walker Percy as one of many significant voices in Southern literature is now on hand for the 1st time in classic paperback.

The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a tender New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the area with the indifferent gaze of a Bourbon road dandy whilst he yearns for a religious redemption he can't convey himself to think in. at the eve of his 30th birthday, he occupies himself dallying together with his secretaries and going to videos, which supply him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his actual existence. yet one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his kinfolk, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling in the course of the chaos of recent Orleans' French region. Wry and wrenching, wealthy in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a real American vintage.

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