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The Moviegoer
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In this National Book Award–winning novel from a "brilliantly breathtaking writer," a young Southerner searches for meaning in the midst of Mardi Gras (The New York Times Book Review). On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx's one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him.

Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author's estate.

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Street Date:
03/29/2011
Language:
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9781453216255
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Walker Percy. (2011). The Moviegoer. Open Road Media.

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Walker Percy. 2011. The Moviegoer. Open Road Media.

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Walker Percy, The Moviegoer. Open Road Media, 2011.

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Walker Percy. The Moviegoer. Open Road Media, 2011.

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