Youâll want to #BookmarkThis.
On Aug. 3, join USA TODAY for a Facebook live chat with author Tom Perrotta about his new novel, Mrs. Fletcher (Scribner).
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Itâs a great opportunity to touch base with Perrotta, whose timely, often darkly humorous novels about suburbia include Election, Little Children (both of which became movies) and The Leftovers, the basis for the apocalyptic HBO series.
Sex in the suburbs…
In Mrs. Fletcher (on sale Aug. 1), a placid divorcee becomes obsessed with X-rated websites, while her jock son struggles with the gender wars waging at his college.
At age 46, Eve Fletcher is executive director of a local senior center and confronting an empty nest when her personal life becomes unexpectedly wild and woolly. Meanwhile, her clueless son Brendan seems to think itâs cool to treat girls like objects.
…’The Leftovers’ finds an ending
Along with Damon Lindelof, Perrotta created The Leftovers for HBO and served as executive producer. The series was spun off from his best-selling 2011 novel about those left behind after theÂ mysterious âSudden Departureâ of millions of people from Earth. It starred Justin Theroux as Police Chief Kevin Garvey and wrapped its well-received third and final season in June.
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