Tom Perrotta

1 Mrs. Fletcher

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-08-01
Description :  In this <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novel, Tom Perrotta, whom <i>Time</i> calls “the Steinbeck of suburbia,” delivers a penetrating and hilarious novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars.<br /><br />Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when she gets a text message from an anonymous number: “<i>U R my MILF</i>!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While 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.<br /><br /> Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve’s son Brendan 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.<br /><br /> “Tom Perrotta is a truth-telling, unshowy chronicler of modern-day America” (<i>The</i> <i>New York Times Book Review</i>). Sharp, witty, and provocative, <i>Mrs. Fletcher </i>is a gentle but piercing satire from “the Jane Austen of 21st century sexual mores” (New York <i>Newsday</i>) about the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.

2 Little Children

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-04-01
Description :  Tom Perrotta's thirty-ish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by the moms of the playground; Sarah, a lapsed feminist with a bisexual past, who seems to have stumbled into a traditional marriage; Richard, Sarah's husband, who has found himself more and more involved with a fantasy life on the internet than with the flesh and blood in his own house; and Mary Ann, who thinks she has it all figured out, down to scheduling a weekly roll in the hay with her husband, every Tuesday at 9pm. They all raise their kids in the kind of sleepy American suburb where nothing ever seems to happen-at least until one eventful summer, when a convicted child molester moves back to town, and two restless parents begin an affair that goes further than either of them could have imagined. Unexpectedly suspenseful, but written with all the fluency and dark humor of Perrotta's previous novels, <i>Little Children</i> exposes the adult dramas unfolding amidst the swingsets and slides of an ordinary American playground.

3 Nine Inches

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-09-10
Description :  <i>Nine Inches</i>, Tom Perrotta's first true collection, features ten stories—some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. Whether he's dropping into the lives of two teachers—and their love lost and found—in "Nine Inches", documenting the unraveling of a dad at a Little League game in "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face", or gently marking the points of connection between an old woman and a benched high school football player in "Senior Season", Perrotta writes with a sure sense of his characters and their secret longings.<br /><br /><i>Nine Inches</i> contains an elegant collection of short fiction: stories that are as assured in their depictions of characters young and old, established and unsure, as any written today.

4 The Best American Short Stories 2012

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-10-02
Description :  The Best American Series® <br />First, Best, and Best-Selling <br /><br />The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. <br /><br /><i>The Best American Short Stories 2012</i> includes <br /><br />Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Haigh, <br />Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner, <br />George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others

5 The Abstinence Teacher

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2007-10-16
Description :  Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise kids. It's got the proverbial good schools, solid values and a healthy real estate market. It's the kind of place where parents are involved in their children's lives, where no opportunity for enrichment goes unexplored.<br /><br />Ruth Ramsey is the human sexuality teacher at the local high school. She believes that "pleasure is good, shame is bad, and knowledge is power." Ruth's younger daughter's soccer coach is Tim Mason, a former stoner and rocker whose response to hitting rock bottom was to reach out and be saved. Tim belongs to The Tabernacle, an evangelical Christian church that doesn't approve of Ruth's style of teaching. And Ruth in turn doesn't applaud The Tabernacle's mission to take its message outside its doors. Adversaries in a small-town culture war, Ruth and Tim instinctively mistrust each other. But when a controversy on the soccer field pushes the two of them to actually talk to each other, they are forced to take each other at something other than face value.<br /><br /><i>The Abstinence Teacher</i> exposes the powerful emotions that run beneath the surface of modern American family life and explores the complex spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people. Elegantly written, it is characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and compassion that have animated Perrotta's previous novels.

6 Senior Season

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Short Stories 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2011-08-16
Description :  A glimpse into parallel lives in a suburban town Tom Perrotta has made recognizably his in novels like ELECTION, LITTLE CHILDREN and this fall's THE LEFTOVERS. Clay wouldn't have said his life was defined by his place on the high school football team's roster, but when he's sidelined by injury, everything, including his sense of self, seems different. And it's not just that his concussion was bad enough to cause his parents and doctors to worry, to make him have trouble concentrating. It's that he's seeing the previously familiar people in his world—from his girlfriend Megan to his geriatric neighbor Mrs. Scotto—from a new perspective. Perrotta's warmth and ability to describe the dramatic moments in the average lives of characters of every age are perfectly presented in "Senior Season", a story that will add a layer to fans' pleasure in this author's themes and concerns. This e-book also includes an excerpt of THE LEFTOVERS.

7 Bad Haircut

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-12-11
Description :  <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Tom Perrotta's first book is "more powerful than any coming-of-age novel" —<i>The Washington Post</i><br /><br /><i>Bad Haircut</i> explores the themes that have fascinated Perrotta throughout his career: suburban rituals and mores; sports and religion; the cheerful cheesiness of American consumer life; public tests of manliness; and the moral dilemmas faced by ordinary people, parents, and teenagers alike. Perrotta has continued to explore these subjects in novels from <i>Election</i> to <i>The Abstinence Teacher</i>. <br /><br />The ten rich stories here are linked by a single protagonist: Buddy, an adolescent suburban New Jersey boy who is truly seeing his world for the first time and already finding it both mysterious and lacking. Whether he's out on a Boy Scout trip with his mother and discovering that his mother actually knows—and has a history with—the man inside the battered foam hot dog costume in "The Weiner Man", feeling the first glimmer that sex might actually be possible for him in "Thirteen", or finding himself swept along on a prank gone very wrong in "Snowman," Buddy is both a recognizable American boy and a trademark Perrotta hero. <i>Bad Haircut</i> is a moving, spare book from a writer who, even this early in his career, had an assured sense of the complexity of his characters' emotional landscapes.

8 Joe College

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-09-19
Description :  For many college students, Spring Break means fun and sun in Florida. For Danny, a Yale junior, it means two weeks behind the wheel of the Roach Coach, his father's lunch truck, which plies the parking lots of office parks in central New Jersey. <br /><br />But Danny can use the time behind the coffee urn to try and make sense of a love life that's gotten a little complicated. There's loyal and patient hometown honey Cindy and her recently dropped bombshell to contend with. And there's also lissome Polly back in New Haven--with her shifting moods, perfect thrift store dresses and inconvenient liaison with a dashing professor.<br /><br />If girl problems aren't enough, there's the constant menace of the Lunch Monsters, a group of thugs who think Danny has planted the Roach Coach in their territory.<br /><br /><i>Joe College </i>is Tom Perrotta's warmest and funniest fiction yet, a comic journey into the dark side of love, higher education and food service.

9 Grade My Teacher

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2013-08-06
Description :  The public and private self-images of a high school math teacher uncomfortably collide when she has a coffee date with a student who has posted negative comments about her on grademyteacher.com<br /><br />The story,<i> Grade My Teacher</i>, set at and around small-town Gifford High School, explores favorite themes of Perrotta's, who Time magazine called the "Steinbeck of surburbia."

10 The Scarlet Letter

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert Milder, Tom Perrotta & Thomas E. Connolly
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Religious 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2015-12-01
Description :  Hailed by Henry James as "the finest piece&#xa0;of imaginative writing yet put forth in the&#xa0;country," Nathaniel Hawthorne's <b>The Scarlet&#xa0;Letter</b> reaches to our nation's&#xa0;historical and moral roots for the material of great&#xa0;tragedy. Set in an early New England colony, the novel&#xa0;shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act&#xa0;has on the lives of three members of the&#xa0;community: the defiant Hester Prynne; the fiery, tortured&#xa0;Reverend Dimmesdale; and the obsessed, vengeful&#xa0;Chillingworth.<br /><br />With <b>The Scarlet&#xa0;Letter</b>, Hawthorne became the first American&#xa0;novelist to forge from our Puritan heritage a&#xa0;universal classic, a masterful exploration of&#xa0;humanity's unending struggle with sin, guilt and pride.

11 The Leftovers

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-08-30
Description :  A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book for 2011 <br />A <i>Washington Post</i> Notable Fiction Book for 2011<br />A <i>USA Today</i> 10 Books We Loved Reading in 2011 Title<br />One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011 <br /><br />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?<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta's <i>The Leftovers</i> is a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.

12 The Leftovers

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2012-07-16
Description :  O que aconteceria se, de repente, sem nenhuma explicação, pessoas simplesmente desaparecessem, sumissem no ar? É o que os perplexos moradores de Mapleton, que perderam muitos vizinhos, amigos e companheiros no evento conhecido como Partida Repentina, precisam descobrir. Desde o ocorrido nada mais está do mesmo jeito — nem casamentos, nem amizades, nem mesmo o relacionamento entre pais e filhos. O prefeito da cidade, Kevin Garvey, quer acelerar o processo de cura, trazer um sentimento de esperanças renovadas e propósito para sua comunidade traumatizada. Ainda que sua família tenha sido desfeita com o desastre: sua esposa o deixou para se juntar a um culto cujos membros fazem voto de silêncio; seu filho, Tom, abandonou a faculdade para seguir um profeta duvidoso chamado Santo Wayne; e sua filha adolescente, Jill, não é mais a dócil estudante nota dez que costumava ser. Em meio a tudo isso, Kevin ainda se vê envolvido com Nora Durst, uma mulher que perdeu toda a sua família no 14 de Outubro e continua chocada com a tragédia, apesar de se esforçar para seguir adiante e recomeçar a vida. Com emoção, inteligência e uma rara habilidade para enfatizar os problemas inerentes à vida comum, Tom Perrotta escreve um romance impressionante e provocativo sobre amor, conexão e perda.

13 Svaniti nel nulla

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-02-22
Description :  The Rapture, un fenomeno inspiegabile per il quale migliaia di persone svaniscono nel nulla in un istante. Alcuni perdono figli, genitori o consorti, altri conoscenti. Le vite sono sconvolte, il lutto è diffuso, le famiglie decimate. I sopravvissuti faticano a trovare un senso alle cose, combattono contro il dolore dell’abbandono e a loro volta tentano in vari modi di fuggire, mentre attorno a loro la realtà pare proseguire la propria corsa inerziale. I pochi sopravvissuti cercano di andare avanti malgrado tutto, alle prese con la banale quotidianità dell’American way of life nella cittadina di Mappletone. Al centro del racconto è la famiglia XY: la madre Laurie cerca rifugio all’angoscia nella setta dei Guilty Remnants, facendo voto di silenzio e abbandonando il tetto coniugale; sua figlia Jill, adolescente, spera invano che la madre ritorni mentre cerca rifugio in giochi sessuali che la lasciano ancora più svuotata di senso; suo fratello Tom sparisce di casa per seguire un guru che predica l’amore ma si rivelerà un truffatore; il padre, Kevin, cerca goffamente di parare i colpi della sventura e degli abbandoni con coraggiosi ma patetici tentativi di animare la comunità di cui è sindaco. In questo clima millenaristico paradossalmente calato nei supermercati e nelle borghesi periferie americane all’apparenza intatte, l’autore segue quanto di umano può restare nella vita di persone che hanno perso tanto, a volte tutto.

14 Intrigo Scolastico

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2012-12-28
Description :  Nick Hornby nel suo ultimo &#34;Shakespeare scriveva per soldi&#34; dedica a Perrotta quasi un capitolo definendolo uno scrittore &#34;intelligente e umano&#34; con una grande presa sul reale. <br/> E scrive: “Il fatto che superato l’iniziale turbamento abbia divorato il libro (…) è indicativo dell’ammirazione che nutro per Perrotta e di quanto mi interessi quel che ha da dire sugli aspetti degli Stati Uniti che qui da noi sconcertano di più. Va da sé che il paragone mi lusinga immensamente: L’insegnante di astinenza sessuale è un romanzo intelligente divertente riflessivo e partecipe”. <br/> <br/> Con Intrigo scolastico Perrotta ci riporta nel mondo della scuola e di quella democrazia americana capace a sorpresa di produrre un Barack Obama.<br/> <br/> Nel liceo di Winwood è tempo di nominare il rappresentante di istituto una forma di democrazia in provetta. Perrotta ci racconta lo scontro tra l’ambiziosa e ambigua Tracy Flick pronta a tutto pur di vincere le elezioni e Paul Warren il popolare atleta del liceo. Lo scontro si farà ancor più intenso con la sorprendente candidatura di Tammy la sorella di Paul outsider nella corsa al voto e nella vita che oltre ai problemi tipici dell’adolescenza fatica a gestire e a vivere la propria omosessualità.<br/> <br/> Dopo il successo dell’Insegnante di astinenza sessuale Tom Perrotta ci riporta nel mondo della provincia americana che con le sue storie sentimenti e personaggi rappresenta lo specchio di un intero popolo.

15 L'insegnante di astinenza sessuale

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-12-28
Description :  La storia inizia con una lezione di educazione sessuale in un liceo. Ruth l&#39;insegnante risponde in classe a un insidioso intervento di un&#39;allieva: «Il sesso orale è disgustoso» dice la ragazza. «Tanto vale baciare con la lingua la tazza del bagno. Si possono prendere un sacco di malattie schifose giusto?». Ruth risponde: «Beh da quel che ne so io sul sesso orale c&#39;è a chi piace». Scoppia lo scandalo. I genitori ultrareligiosi della ragazza minacciano di fare causa alla scuola i gruppi reazionari e fondamentalisti si scatenano in una campagna contro Ruth accusata di essere immorale chiedono che venga sostituita da un&#39;insegnante di astinenza sessuale che faccia capire ai giovani i pericoli e gli inganni del sesso...<br/> A partire da questo &#34;incidente&#34; si sviluppa una trama ricca di eventi e di sorprese un romanzo avvincente pieno di personaggi diversi e interessanti che mette in scena uno scontro ideologico fondamentale del nostro tempo - quello tra laicità e integralismo tra libertà e tradizione - ma senza schematismi né pregiudizi.

16 Les disparus de Mapleton

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-08-22
Description :  Un événement inexpliqué, le " Ravissement ", a provoqué la soudaine disparition de millions de personnes dans le monde. <br /> Même s'ils n'ont pas été touchés directement, Kevin, jeune et riche retraité, sa femme Laurie et leurs deux enfants, Tom et Jill, se débattent pour retrouver un sens à leur vie. Laurie part rejoindre une secte de " pénitents ", Kevin devient maire de leur bourgade du Midwest, Tom rejoint lui aussi un groupe d'illuminés, tandis que Jill, autrefois lycéenne modèle, se livre à tous les excès. <br /><br /> Une chronique à la fois décapante et intimiste d'une famille américaine moyenne après un traumatisme qui les dépasse.

17 Pozostawieni

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-07-02
Description :  "Od 30 czerwca na ekranach HBO serial na motywach powieści z Liv Tyler i Justinem Theroux w rolach głównych, wyprodukowany przez Damona Lindelofa, laureata Emmy za serial „Lost: Zagubieni”, oraz Toma Perrottę, nominowanego do Oscara za „Małe dzieci”. „Ta książka to, mówiąc najprościej, najlepszy odcinek »Strefy mroku«, którego nigdy nie obejrzałeś”. Stephen King Co się stanie, gdy nagle znikną tysiące ludzi? Znikną tak po prostu, nie wydarzy się katastrofa, nie będzie żadnego wypadku ani mordercy-szaleńca? Jak poradzą sobie z tym ci, którzy pozostali? Trzy lata po tajemniczym zniknięciu dwóch procent ludzkości, mieszkańcy Mapleton muszą odnaleźć się w świecie pogrążonym w żałobie. Pogodzić się z utratą ukochanych, sąsiadów, przyjaciół. Nowy burmistrz, Kevin Garvey próbuje tchnąć w nich ducha walki i nową nadzieję, choć również jego własna rodzina rozpadła w wyniku tragicznych zdarzeń. Jego żona złożyła śluby milczenia i dołączyła do sekty religijnych fanatyków, syn rzucił studia i podążył za samozwańczym prorokiem, a córka w niczym już nie przypomina dawnej pilnej uczennicy."

18 Die Verlassenen

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2014-10-20
Description :  Wo sind all die Menschen hin?<br /><br />Was passiert, wenn die Apokalypse plötzlich eintritt und Millionen von Menschen von der Erde verschwinden? Wie gehen die Zurückgelassenen mit der veränderten Welt um, in der plötzlich Nachbarn, Freunde, Verwandte und Geliebte fehlen, ihr Leben aber gnadenlos weitergeht? <br /><br />Der Bestseller von Tom Perrotta ist die Romanvorlage zur HBO-TV-Serie The Leftovers, die von Damon Lindelof (Lost) verfilmt wurde.<br /><br />Was wäre, wenn einige von uns – einfach so, ohne Erklärung – verschwinden würden? Würden wir Zurückgebliebenen an das Jüngste Gericht, an die Entrückung glauben? Würden wir den Verstand verlieren? Oder würden wir einfach so weitermachen, als wäre nichts geschehen?<br /><br />Diese Fragen müssen sich die ratlosen Einwohner des beschaulichen Vororts Mapleton stellen. Kevin Garvey will wieder Ordnung in sein Leben bringen, obwohl das Phänomen, das inzwischen als »Plötzlicher Fortgang« bezeichnet wird, seine Familie zerstört hat: Seine Frau Laurie hat sich einem Kult angeschlossen, der sich »Der Schuldige Rest« nennt, sein Sohn hat das College abgebrochen, um einem zwielichtigen »Propheten« namens Holy Wayne und seiner Bewegung der »Heilenden Umarmung« nachzufolgen. Nur Kevins Tochter ist bei ihm geblieben, doch der Teenager kapselt sich seit jenem 14. Oktober zunehmend ab und verliert den Bezug zur Realität.

19 Hátrahagyottak

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-12-20
Description :  Mi történik, ha egyszer csak hirtelen, minden előzmény, majd magyarázat nélkül, egyik pillanatról a másikra eltűnnek emberek? Hova lesz valaki szeretteink, barátaink, szomszédaink közül, aki az imént még kéznyújtásnyira volt tőlünk? Gondolunk rá, hogy ez lenne a Bibliában megjövendölt elragadtatás? És mi lesz velünk, akik itt maradtunk? Ezekkel a kérdésekkel szembesülnek Tom Perrotta regényének szereplői, egy amerikai kisváros, Mapleton lakói. Van, aki összeomlik, van, aki megpróbálja folytatni vagy újrakezdeni az életét; van, akit lesújt a tudat, hogy nem került a méltó elragadottak közé, s van, aki már – az elragadtatást követő és az utolsó ítélet napját megelőző – pusztulás tudatával egy bűnbánó szekta tagja lesz. A kivételes alaphelyzet a misztikum műfajába sorolja a regényt, miközben ízig-vérig valóságos emberekről szól, akik szeretnek, boldogok vagy szenvednek, keresik helyüket a világban, élnek.

20 Pozůstalí

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-11-08
Description :  Pozůstalí Toma Perrotty přinášejí myšlenkově pronikavý pohled na společnost zasaženou nevysvětlitelnou událostí. Poté co 2 % celosvětové populace náhle beze stopy zmizí, se zbytek lidstva zoufale snaží pochopit, co se stalo, a hlavně, co bude následovat. Perrotta ve svém bestsellerovém románu, jejž vysoce ohodnotil mino jiné i Stephen King, originálně rozpracoval představu biblického Nanebevzetí, během nějž jsou v okamžiku spaseni všichni praví křesťané, zatímco ostatní nevěřící jsou ponechání napospas světu, stíhanému pohromami, než nastane konečná apokalypsa. Ale co to znamená, když si Bůh (byl-li to on) vzal vedle křesťanů i muslimy, buddhisty, nebo dokonce alkoholiky a zvrhlíky? Na příběhu lidí z newyorského předměstí ukazuje, jaké důsledky může mít událost, jež popírá veškerou racionalitu; jaké extrémní a fanatické reakce vyvolává, jak nebezpečné démony v lidech probouzí. Zároveň se nevzdává naděje, že i uprostřed všeobecného šílenství se najdou lidé, kteří neztrácí hlavu a dokáží zabránit nejhoršímu, jímž je naprostá ztráta smyslu pro elementární lidskost.

21 La señora Fletcher

Author : Tom Perrotta
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-02-19
Description :  Eve Fletcher es una mujer divorciada de poco más de cuarenta años que vive en una tranquila ciudad de Nueva Jersey. Ahora que su hijo se acaba de ir de casa para empezar la universidad piensa que ha llegado el momento de dedicarse un poco más a sí misma, de aprovechar todo el tiempo que tiene a su disposición.<br /><br />Eve se apuntará a un curso universitario sobre «género y sociedad», donde conocerá a gente de lo más variopinta, se obligará a cultivar nuevas amistades, descubrirá la pornografía en internet y las aplicaciones de citas, y hará cosas que meses atrás le hubieran parecido inconcebibles. Mientras, Brendan, su hijo, se dará cuenta de que su idea de lo que sería la peripecia universitaria estaba completamente obsoleta y de que la vida en el campus está muy lejos de los estereotipos que había imaginado.<br /><br />En esta novela, Tom Perrotta -uno de los escritores norteamericanos con más talento para captar la plácida existencia suburbana- construye una divertidísima sátira sobre la vida actual, un certero e ingenioso fresco sobre el sexo, el amor y la identidad en el siglo XXI.



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