From the description:
"On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him."
This is the winner of the National Book Award, yet reviews are mixed: 3.9 stars on 133 reviews with 11 two star and 9 one star dissenters. 254 pages