The Neon Bible Author:John Kennedy Toole David's father goes off to war, leaving David and his mother to fight poverty and shame on their own in a small Southern town. — John Kennedy Toole—who won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling comic masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces—wrote The Neon Bible for a literary contest at the age of sixteen.... more » The manuscript languished in a drawer and became the subject of a legal battle among Toole’s heirs. It was only in 1989, thirty-five years after it was written and twenty years after Toole’s suicide at thirty-one, that this amazingly accomplished and evocative novel was freed for publication.« less
The first novel by the Pulitzer-prize winning author of THe Confederacy of Dunces, the amazingly funny and original novel set in New Orleans. From the back cover: "John Kennedy Toole's tender, nostalgic side is as brilliantly effective as his corrosive satire. If you liked To Kill a Mockingbird you will love The Neon Bible."--Florence King.