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A New York Times Notable Book
“Striking. . . . The Leftovers is, simply put, the best Twilight Zone episode you never saw. . . . Beautifully modulated narration. . . . His lines have a calm and unshowy clarity.”
—Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review
“Tom Perrotta is incapable of writing a bad book; I’ve loved all his books so far. . . . Trust Perrotta to find very trenchant things to say about our cultural condition by means of this inventive premise. . . . Perrotta is one of our most underrated writers, and deserves the widest possible audience.”
—The Huffington Post
“His most ambitious book.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Praise for Tom Perrotta:
"He's the Steinbeck of suburbia."
"His brand of bracing, suburban fiction, domestic realism laced with biting satire, is a delight, with depths at which film can only hint. Writing with clear, subtle prose and winning emotional directness, Perrotta has been chronicling the American heart and soul, its follies and foibles, for almost a decade, without misstep."
—The Globe and Mail
“An American Chekhov whose characters, even at their most ridiculous, seem blessed and ennobled by a luminous human aura.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“That rare combination: a satirist with heart.”
—The Seattle Times
TOM PERROTTA is the author of six works of fiction, including The Wishbones, Election and Joe College. His novels Election and Little Children were made into acclaimed and award-winning movies. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.See all Product Description
This book is pretty boring.The premise is interesting but nothing happens.Published 11 months ago by A. Gosselin
What kept me engaged with a bunch of otherwise uninteresting characters was a hint throughout of some kind of epiphany or redemption that subtly remains possible to the last page... Read morePublished 12 months ago by P. R. Stamp
Interesting story, I hope Tom Perrotta is planning on following this up... It kind of started dwindling near the end, no real direction.Published 13 months ago by Elliott Roessler
The book filled in all the gaps from the TV show and was different enough to keep my interest. We'll written. Easy read.Published 15 months ago by Liz
I decided to read the book as I love the TV series. There is such a contrast between the two. This was a waste of a day in my opinion, nothing happens, nothing is explained and it... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jacqueline Homier
An interesting idea and a good read, but the ending was a little disappointing.Published 16 months ago by Dr. Tom Corbett
I bought the book after seeing the first episode of the new HBO series. It was a good read and well written, but it lacked any sort of ending, it was like the text just stopped. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kara