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The Leftovers

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

3.7
(15)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 300 | Format: Softcover and Stapled

Isbn-10: 0007453094 | Isbn-13: 9780007453092 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Library Binding , eBook , Others , Paperback

Category: Fiction & Literature , Mystery & Thrillers , Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Book Description
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 home-grown 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 has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.
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  • 5

    Ho davvero apprezzato molto questo libro, una storia che scava nel profondo dell'animo umano, alla ricerca delle ragioni del disagio e del senso di inutilità che a volte tutti proviamo, usando il ...continue

    Ho davvero apprezzato molto questo libro, una storia che scava nel profondo dell'animo umano, alla ricerca delle ragioni del disagio e del senso di inutilità che a volte tutti proviamo, usando il pretesto della sparizione di qualche milione di persone. Due parole anche sul titolo, nella versione italiana "svaniti nel nulla" non rende minimamente l'idea di "the leftovers", gli avanzi che è molto più congruo allo svolgimento del libro che è incentrato sui superstiti e non su quelli spariti.

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  • 4

    Non male. Dallo spunto quasi fantascientifico un libro sui sentimenti, le coppie, i figli. Abbastanza duro nonostante un finale un po’ più aperto alla speranza.

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