Winner of the 1961 National Book AwardThe dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southernliterature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback. "The Moviegoer" is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world withthe detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption hecannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupieshimself 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 embarkson a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, andsends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, richin irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.