Jessica is joined by Tsh Oxenreider to discuss Walker Percy’s debut novel, The Moviegoer (1961). The pair discuss how the book, as does many of Percy’s following works, wrestles with the suicides of his father and grandfather, how his conversion to Catholicism related to his desire to not meet their fate, and how the book finds new meaning for younger generations in an increasingly isolated and disconnected society.

Books Referenced:

The Moviegoer by Percy Walker

The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.

Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary SaintsLearning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov

Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.

Information on Guest: Tsh Oxenreider is a writer of books, a travel guide, and a podcaster and part-time English teacher to teenagers.

Learn more about Tsh Oxenreider.