The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The protagonist, a young stockbroker in New Orleans, is alienated, detached, and finds more reality in movies and books than in his everyday life. He searches for meaning in life, often through his relationships with his aunt and his cousin, while also dealing with existential dread and the impending reality of turning 30. This exploration of alienation and search for identity in the modern world won the National Book Award for Fiction.

The 192nd greatest book of all time


Published
1961
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
224
Words
60,000
Original Language
English

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