The Resource Mrs. Fletcher : a novel, Tom Perrotta

Mrs. Fletcher : a novel, Tom Perrotta

Label
Mrs. Fletcher : a novel
Title
Mrs. Fletcher
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Perrotta
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night--Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve's son Brendan--a jock and aspiring frat boy--discovers that his new campus isn't nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night. Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they're no longer sure of who they are or where they belong"--
Summary
Struggling to adjust to her empty nest when her only child departs for college, a middle-aged divorce receives an erotic message from a secret admirer and becomes obsessed with a fantasy porn site for women; while miles away at college, her son encounters challenges to his outmoded ideas of sex
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572979
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrotta, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • Mothers and sons
  • College students
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • College students
  • Middle-aged women
  • Mothers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
Mrs. Fletcher : a novel, Tom Perrotta
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967198338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781501144028
Lccn
2016059879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967198338
Label
Mrs. Fletcher : a novel, Tom Perrotta
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967198338
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781501144028
Lccn
2016059879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967198338

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