The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72, is informed by her son that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person hired for the job is a thoughtful african-american man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorb- ing scenes spanning 25 years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until they come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize.