The Leftovers

by Tom Perrotta

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

The Leftovers Synopsis

Kevin Garvey, Mapleton's new mayor, wants to bring a sense of hope to this traumatised community, but his family has fallen apart in the wake of disaster. His wife has joined a homegrown cult, and his son is a disciple of the prophet Holy Wayne. Only Jill, Kevin's daughter, remains, and she's no longer the sweet student she once was. Written with a rare ability to illuminate our everyday struggles, The Leftovers is a startling novel about love, connection and loss.

The Leftovers Press Reviews

'There are few writers more entertaining or adept than Tom Perrotta at explaining the frustrations, ennui and creeping darkness at the heart of American suburbia'
Vogue Magazine

'An American Nick Hornby'

'The Steinbeck of Suburbia'

'Read The Leftovers. Don't get left behind'
USA Today

'The champion of stateside suburbia'

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ISBN: 9780007453115
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007453115
Publication date: 2nd August 2012
Author: Tom Perrotta
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the author of several works of fiction, including 'Little Children', 'Joe College' and 'Election'. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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