The moviegoer: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Winner of the 1961 National Book AwardThe 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 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.
More Details
ISBN:
9780375701962
9781453216255
9781481546683
9780804102902
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID3f4b5b31-229a-2f08-1b6d-3f2fd1938cbd
Grouping Titlemoviegoer
Grouping Authorpercy walker
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-12-13 04:43:49AM
Last Indexed2019-12-13 04:44:38AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorWalker Percy
author_displayWalker Percy
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Fiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Fiction
Westover Adult Fiction
display_description

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.

format_arlingtonBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_arlingtonAudio Books
Books
eBook
id3f4b5b31-229a-2f08-1b6d-3f2fd1938cbd
isbn9780375701962
9780804102902
9781453216255
9781481546683
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:2cd003cd-30bf-47c6-a1e7-753613d8cbb6-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
ils:.b11118829.i21350887Central Adult FictionF PERCY1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 04, 2019caf
ils:.b11118829.i21350875Westover Adult FictionF PERCY1falsefalseDue Dec 26, 2019Oct 03, 2019waf
overdrive:4a4e6a62-5e73-4a47-ae37-b3145735ade4-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_arlingtonPaperback
last_indexed2019-12-13T09:44:38.925Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_arlingtonF PERCY
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
Westover
primary_isbn9780375701962
publishDate1988
2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:2cd003cd-30bf-47c6-a1e7-753613d8cbb6eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing
ils:.b11118829BookBooksEnglishIvy Books, 1988.212 pages ; 18.
overdrive:4a4e6a62-5e73-4a47-ae37-b3145735ade4eBookeBookEnglishOpen Road Media2011
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:2cd003cd-30bf-47c6-a1e7-753613d8cbb6-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b11118829.i21350887On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b11118829.i21350875Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
overdrive:4a4e6a62-5e73-4a47-ae37-b3145735ade4-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetNew Orleans (La.) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Stockbrokers -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction
title_displayThe moviegoer
title_fullThe Moviegoer
The Moviegoer A Novel
The moviegoer / Walker Percy
title_shortThe moviegoer
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFiction
Literature