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The Leftovers - A Novel

Tom Perrotta

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 A USA Today 10 Books We Loved Reading in 2011 Title One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011 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 The Leftovers has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dennis Boutsikaris

Length:

10h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

13:14


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

34:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:05:19


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

27:38


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

27:50


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

33:41


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

42:35


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

25:36


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

19:20


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

21:06


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

46:34


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

23:37


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

28:18


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

22:19


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

38:28


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

23:28


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

25:00


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

58:24


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

09:40


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

00:18