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Tom Perrotta's 'The Leftovers' is coming to HBO
Tom Perrotta's 'The Leftovers' is coming to HBO

Tom Perrotta's novels are proving irresistible to Hollywood. First there was "Election," both funny and dark, and the much more serious "Little Children," for which Perrotta got an Oscar nomination. Now comes "The Leftovers," a new drama on HBO that makes its debut June 29. The novel "The Leftovers," as book critic David L Ulin explained in our review, "unfolds in the wake of an event very much like the Christian belief in the Rapture and revolves around those left behind. That this Rapture -- the simultaneous evaporation of millions of people -- appears to have nothing to do with faith or goodness only adds another layer of uncertainty to the world Perrotta describes. 'As far as anyone...

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