“The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta

Once again author Tom Perrotta mines the underbelly of American suburban life. In this ironically timely novel he explores the reactions of his characters whose loved ones have simply disappeared into thin air, all at once. Born-again Christians deny that what has occurred is “The Rapture” because, after all, they are still here on earth, left behind. Non-believers are left questioning their sense of reality, and most find it an open invitation to go ‘off the rails. Marriages dissolve, children and adults run away to join cults, all in a vain attempt to come to terms with the unexplainable.
A poignant and realistically portrayed look at American ‘family values’ at risk

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