Bestselling Novelist Tom Perrotta to Offer a Reading and Signing Here at TU

Sep 20, 2017

On this installment of our show, an in-depth discussion with the novelist Tom Perrotta, whose books include "Election" and "Little Children" (both of which were made into well-regarded films). Perrotta has a new novel out, titled "Mrs. Fletcher," and he tells us about it on today's program. As was noted of this book in a front-page appreciation in The New York Times Book Review: "[This book], Perrotta's seventh novel and first since 2011's "The Leftovers," operates and succeeds in ways that will be pleasingly familiar to his admirers. It uses a fecund premise, a large cast of recognizable characters, a rotating point of view, a propulsive plot, a humane vision, and clean, non-ostentatious...prose to explore a fraught cultural topic. There be dragons, yes, but decency mitigates the danger. 'Mrs. Fletcher' is the sweetest and most charming novel about pornography addiction and the harrowing issues of sexual consent that you will probably ever read." Please note that this author will appear here at TU tonight (Wednesday the 20th) at 7pm. It's a free-to-the-public reading and signing that will happen in Sharp Chapel, and you can learn more about it here.