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The Leftovers (Hardcover)

Author:  Tom Perrotta
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0312358342
ISBN-13: 9780312358341
Sku: 220215787
Publish Date: 8/30/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  368
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What if the Rapture happens, leaving behind a few? Or what if it wasn''t the Rapture at all, but something murkier, a burst of mysterious, apparently random disappearances that shattered the world in a single moment, dividing history into Before and After, leaving no one unscathed? "The Leftovers" is a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection, and loss from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Abstinence Teacher" and "Little Children."
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A startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection, and loss from The New York Times bestselling author of The Abstinence Teacher and Little Children||What if the Rapture happened and you got left behind? Or what if it wasn’t the Rapture at all, but something murkier, a burst of mysterious, apparently random disappearances that shattered the world in a single moment, dividing history into Before and After, leaving no one unscathed? How would you rebuild your life in the wake of such a devastating event?

This is the question confronting the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, a formerly comfortable suburban community that lost over a hundred people in the Sudden Departure. Kevin Garvey, the new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized neighbors, even as his own family falls apart. His wife, Laurie, has left him to enlist in the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence but haunt the streets of town as “living reminders” of God’s judgment. His son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet by the name of Holy Wayne. Only his teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and she’s definitely not the sweet A student she used to be.

Through the prism of a single family, Perrotta illuminates a familiar America made strange by grief and apocalyptic anxiety. The Leftovers is a powerful and deeply moving book about people struggling to hold onto a belief in their own futures.

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"Perrotta has delivered a troubling disquisition on how ordinary people react to extraordinary and inexplicable events, the power of family to hurt and to heal, and the unobtrusive ease with which faith can slide into fanaticism. THE LEFTOVERS is, simply put, the best TWILIGHT ZONE episode you never saw -- not 'The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street' but 'The Monsters Are Us in Mapleton.' That they are quiet monsters only makes them more eerie." - Stephen King 08/28/2011

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   St. Martin's Press
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