Synopses & Reviews
Midnight Cowboy is the powerful and unforgettable novel of the compelling need of human beings for one another--a wrenching story of pain and loss. Freewheeling loser Joe Buck arrives in New York City and embarks on a quest to live the American dream. Along the way he meets street hustler and petty criminal Ratso Rizzo. Together, the two form an extraordinary relationship full of heartbreak and hope, resulting in a compelling American novel about the bonds of friendship. A gritty but compassionate novel about an ingenuous young man's confrontation with the unpleasant realities of urban life, Midnight Cowboy is an under-appreciated classic of postwar American literature.