The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The Moviegoer

Walker Percy

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

242 pages | first published 1961


The dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback. The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with ...
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