2019-01-03: Added to wishlist
Winner of the 1962 National Book Award and one of Time magazines 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percys debut The Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature. Insightful, romantic, and humorous, it is the story of a young mans search for meaning amid a shallow consumerist landscape. Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes from The Third Man or Stagecoach, not the personal experiences he knows other people hold dear. On the cusp of turning thirty, however, something changes: At Mardi Gras, he embarks on a quest for some form of authentic experience. The consequences of Binxs quest, on both himself and his unstable cousin Kate, prove outrageous, absurd, moving, and indelible. Featuring an afterword by Paul Elie, this new edition of The Moviegoer cements Walker Percys place as a giant of American literature.