Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Leftovers

Cover for Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers:

Perrotta's novel takes place after the rapture, in a small New Jersey suburb, where families are trying to get on with their lives. The Garvey family, for instance, didn't lose any family members in the rapture but has fallen apart in the aftermath. The father, Kevin, watches as his teenagers change and his wife, Laurie, leaves his house to join a cult called "The Guilty Remnant," whose members dress all in white and take a vow of silence.
NPR has a story on the book here. (Perrotta also wrote Election.)