Title Profile & Character Information

The Moviegoer

Annotation
A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller with a rare talent for making his people look and sound as though they were being seen and heard for the first time by anyone(Time).

Awards
1962  National Book Awards

Characters
NameBolling, John "Binx"
GenderMale
OccupationStockbroker
TraitsSingle
Loner
Workaholic

GenrePsychological
Southern fiction
Literary
Classic
Fiction
TopicsMan-woman relationships
Extended families
Southern life
Tradition
Human condition
Meaning of life
Spiritual journeys
Redemption
SettingNew Orleans, Louisiana
Suburb
Mardi Gras