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Publisher's Summary

From one of the most popular and best-selling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the front lines of America's culture wars.

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A 46-year-old divorcée 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 MILFateria.com, 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.

©2017 Tom Perrotta (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Mrs. Dalloway

Something about this calls to mind a modern Mrs. Dalloway, with other characters' perspectives thrown in. I liked it and listened compulsively, though I can't quite say why it grabbed me. Excellent voice performances. I'd give the story a 3.7. I haven't had time to digest fully, but I'm not sure if I'd recommend it, or to whom. This'll keep me thinking for a bit.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Strong characters but ridiculous plot

The characters were well developed and had strong voices. But I found the plot both ridiculous and a little boring. I don't regret listening to this but I am glad it's over.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A very good book if you let it open up to you

This author has often skirted greatness, not always making it but coming very close. This was a heartwarming during a story that spoke to me on many levels although it's in the times the author was trying to be a little tongue-in-cheek I don't think he's really ready for that yet. Give the book time let her talk to you and at the end it's worth the reward you will receiveo

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Junk

A book written by a man who is fantasizing about women. I doubt much of it will relate to women.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Worst book I've ever forced myself through

Vapid, ridiculous, predictable. Truly awful. I kept going figuring something interesting was about to happen. Alas, it never did.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • te2texas
  • Trophy Club, Tx United States
  • 09-06-17

Worth listening to

If I could I would rate this a 3.5. The story is solid, and not as sex addled as the review/blurb makes it out.

Summer reading.

Readers were all very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Beautiful book

Beautiful book. So human, so believable. Wonderfully produced, with great performances from the two leads. And Perrotta's writing -- his diction, his humor, his pacing -- shine through yet again. I loved "The Leftovers," and "Mrs. Fletcher" isn't to be missed as well.

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more

loved it...needs a follow up to complete the character development and fill out their stories.

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Fun and very interesting

Wasn't expecting much from this but it turns out it's one of my favorite books of the year!

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What the hell did I just listen too?

This was the most useless drivel. I listened to the final hour three times. I do not get it how this was published. I'm hoping to find some reviews.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful