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THE MOVIEGOER BY WALKER PERCY NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER - A MUST READ

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Item details

Condition
Brand New
ISBN
9780374214524
Language
English
Age Range
Teen to Adult
Topic
Movies
Category
Southern Existentialsim
Format
Trade Paperback, Trade Paperback
MPN
9780374214524

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The Moviegoer

by Walker Percy

National Book Award Winner

Trade

Paperback

Note: This item will be available on August 14, 2018

The dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature.

The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupies himself dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.

 

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