Following the sudden disappearance of thousands of citizens, Kevin Garvey, Mapleton’s new mayor, wants to bring a sense of hope to his traumatised community, but his family has fallen apart in the wake of disaster. Kevin’s wife has joined a homegrown cult, and his son is a disciple of the prophet Holy Wayne. Only Jill, Kevin’s daughter, remains, and she’s no longer the sweet student she once was.
Written with a rare ability to illuminate our everyday struggles, ‘The Leftovers’ is a startling novel about love, connection and loss.
Reviews of The Leftovers
‘There are few writers more entertaining or adept than Tom Perrotta at explaining the frustrations, ennui and creeping darkness at the heart of American suburbia’ Vogue Magazine
‘The Steinbeck of Suburbia’ Time
‘Read The Leftovers. Don’t get left behind’ USA Today
‘The champion of stateside suburbia’ Observer