- Author:Tom Perrotta
- Publisher:St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (August 30, 2011)
- Pages:355 pages
- Subcategory:United States
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The Leftovers is a 2011 novel by American author Tom Perrotta chronicling life on earth after a rapture-like event takes some and leaves others behind.
The Leftovers is a 2011 novel by American author Tom Perrotta chronicling life on earth after a rapture-like event takes some and leaves others behind. The billions left behind are all touched by the loss of loved ones in the "Sudden Departure", compounded by the significant social and philosophical concerns and implications of what it means to be left behind, when others were chosen. A television adaptation premiered on HBO on June 29, 2014.
Home Tom Perrotta The Leftovers. A lot of people say it the other way, Max pointed out. They say the rest of us are the Rejects. That sucks, too. They were quiet for a while.
Tom Perrotta, our Balzac of the burbs, has come up with a wild premise for his engaging, entertaining new novel
Tom Perrotta, our Balzac of the burbs, has come up with a wild premise for his engaging, entertaining new novel. Suddenly, a huge number of people vanish from this earth. With his newest novel, The Leftovers, Perrotta ponders an interesting question: what if the Rapture happened, but not all of the religiously devout were taken, but instead, a random, unexplainable group of people disappeared? How would the rest of the world cope? How would a person deal with the disappearance of a spouse, children, or parents?
Home Tom Perrotta The Leftovers. So Much to Let Go Of. I’m Glad You’re Here. Also by Tom Perrotta.
And now Tom Perrotta one-ups him by introducing the Garvey. suburban family who was left behind in the aftermath of a Rapture-like event. Before the event occurs, one character says this about the Rapture: It This is quite the literary year for ordinary families becoming enmeshed in extraordinary, indeed, catastrophic, situations. Erik Larson, in The Garden of the Beast, portrays an all-American family at the cusp of the horrendous Hitler years.
Tom Perrotta’s new novel examines how ordinary people react to extraordinary situations in the wake of a. .
Tom Perrotta’s new novel examines how ordinary people react to extraordinary situations in the wake of a rapturelike event that has whisked millions of people off the face of the earth. For those of you who wasted the spring of 2011 following less substantive stories - tornadoes, nuclear meltdowns, unrest in the Mideast, the Further Adventures of Snooki - Camping is a preacher with an apocalyptic worldview, moderately hilarious dentures and strong ideas about the biblical prophecy known as the rapture.
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Tom Perrott. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe. In the mega-selling Left Behind novels, millions of Christians vanish in a puff of divine smoke called the Rapture, leaving a troubled world ripe for takeover by the Antichrist – who is, of course, secretary-general of the United Nations
Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers is a powerful and deeply moving book about regular people struggling to hold ont. or. New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 The New York Times bestseller now in paperback-A thought-provoking.
Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers is a powerful and deeply moving book about regular people struggling to hold ont. New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 The New York Times bestseller now in paperback-A thought-provoking engrossing novel about love, connection, and loss from the author of The Abstinence Teacher and Little Children. What if your life was upended in an instant?
That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened—not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children.
Kevin Garvey, Mapleton’s new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevin’s own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevin’s teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she’s definitely not the sweet “A” student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but he’s distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start.
With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.