The Resource The leftovers, Tom Perrotta

The leftovers, Tom Perrotta

Label
The leftovers
Title
The leftovers
Statement of responsibility
Tom Perrotta
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What if--whoosh, right now, with no explanation--a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? 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"--Provided by publisher
Summary
When a bizarre phenomenon causes the cataclysmic disappearances of numerous people all over the world, Kevin Garvey, the new mayor of a once-comfortable suburban community, struggles to help his neighbors heal while enduring the fanatical religious conversions of his wife and son
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Tone
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Award
New York Times Notable Book 2011
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393984
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Perrotta, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Life change events
  • Life change events
  • Stress (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The leftovers, 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
ocn704380317
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780312358341
Lccn
2011019509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)704380317
Label
The leftovers, 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
ocn704380317
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780312358341
Lccn
2011019509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)704380317

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