A New York Times
“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
About the Author
TOM PERROTTA is the author of six works of fiction, including The Wishbones
and Joe College
. His novels Election
and Little Children
were made into acclaimed and award-winning movies. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.