Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel by Tom PerrottaMrs. Fletcher: A Novel by Tom Perrotta

Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel

byTom Perrotta

Hardcover | August 1, 2017

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From the bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars.

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U R my MILF!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life—serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night—Eve can’t curtail her own interest in a porn website called, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve’s online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence.

Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve’s son Brendan—a jock and aspiring frat boy—discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night.

Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.
Tom Perrotta is a novelist and screenwriter best known for his novels Election (1998) and Little Children (2004), both of which were made into critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated films. His fiction book, The Leftovers, made it to the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.
Title:Mrs. Fletcher: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781501144028

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Date published: 2017-08-22

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PRAISE FOR TOM PERROTTA: “Tom Perrotta is a truth-telling, unshowy chronicler of modern-day America." —New York Times Book Review "Tom Perrotta writes with a satirist's ear and the heart of a romantic." —Jennifer Egan "Perrotta is that rare combination: a satirist with heart…Those who haven't curled up on the couch with this writer's books are missing a very great pleasure." —Seattle Times “He's the Steinbeck of suburbia.” —Time "Our Balzac of the burbs." —Chicago Sun Times "An American Chekov." —New York Times Book Review "...Prose so affable that the pages keep turning without hesitation. With Perrotta at the controls, you buy the set-up and sit back as he takes off.” —Chicago Sun Times "Tom Perrotta has to be considered one of our true genius satirists." —Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River "Perrotta [is] funny and deeply touching... A writer who's here for the long haul." —Tobias Wolff