Saturday, June 28, 2014

Books On Film | The Leftovers

An adaptation of Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers, published in 2011, premieres tomorrow night on HBO. The author will serve as a writer and executive producer along with Damon Lindelof (co-creator of Lost) who will also act as showrunner.

The book takes place in the small town of Mapletown, New Jersey several years after the sudden, mysterious disappearance of millions of people from earth, including friends and family members of Mapletown citizens. It follows several members of the Garvey family, including Mayor Kevin Garvey whose family has fallen apart in the wake of the "Sudden Departure." His wife Laurie left to join the Guilty Remnant, a cult whose members take a vow of silence, his son Tom falls under the spell of a "prophet" named Holy Wayne, and his straight A student daughter starts rebelling.

Watch the trailer below.
Or the extended trailer (for mature audiences) on YouTube.

Cover courtesy of LibraryThing.

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