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Tom Perrotta: “Mrs. Fletcher” and “The Leftovers”

Tom Perrotta, whose latest novel is “Mrs. Fletcher,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

The author of several best-sellers, Tom Perrotta is perhaps best known these days as the author of the novel “The Leftovers,” and one of the writers of the highly praised HBO show of the same name. He is also the author of other novels, including “Election” and “Little Children,” both of which became Oscar-nominated films.

In this broad-ranging interview, he talks in depth about his newest novel, which deals with the problems of a divorced mother faced with empty-nest syndrome, the creation and writing of “the Leftovers,” his work on “Election,” and issues that crop up in “Mrs. Fletcher, most notably internet pornography.

An excerpted version of this interview ran on KPFA’s Bookwaves program.

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