This novel is a humorous coming-of-age story set in the American South in the early 20th century. It follows a young boy who, along with two companions, steals his grandfather's car and embarks on an adventure to Memphis. Along the way, they encounter various characters and situations that challenge their morals and force them to grow up quickly. The journey serves as a metaphor for the loss of innocence and the harsh realities of adulthood.
The 6960th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- The Modern Library: The Two Hundred Best Novels in English Since 1950 (The Modern Library (Book))