Set in New Orleans, the story follows Ignatius J. Reilly, a 30-year-old medievalist who lives with his mother. He stumbles from one adventure to the next as he searches for a job.
He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. His fragility cracks the shell of comic bluster, revealing a deep streak of melancholy beneath the antic humor.
A Confederacy of Dunces is a novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which reached publication in 1980.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Get a great depiction of New Orleans and the city’s dialects.
- Locals and writers agree this is the best and most accurate portrait of New Orleans.
- Live unforgettable adventures alongside Ignatius.