The Leftovers by Tom PerrottaWhat if — whoosh, right now, with no explanation — a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down? Thats what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened — not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children.
Kevin Garvey, Mapletons new mayor, wants to speed up the healing process, to bring a sense of renewed hope and purpose to his traumatized community. Kevins own family has fallen apart in the wake of the disaster: his wife, Laurie, has left to join the Guilty Remnant, a homegrown cult whose members take a vow of silence; his son, Tom, is gone, too, dropping out of college to follow a sketchy prophet named Holy Wayne. Only Kevins teenaged daughter, Jill, remains, and shes definitely not the sweet A student she used to be. Kevin wants to help her, but hes distracted by his growing relationship with Nora Durst, a woman who lost her entire family on October 14th and is still reeling from the tragedy, even as she struggles to move beyond it and make a new start.
With heart, intelligence and a rare ability to illuminate the struggles inherent in ordinary lives, Tom Perrotta has written a startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss.
The Dizzying, Surreal Journey of ‘The Leftovers’
It was scientific. For one thing, determining what caused the Sudden Departure with science might prevent it from happening again, either on a global scale or on a person-by-person, region-by-region basis. Unfortunately, that research has come up empty. The Denzinger Commission, a high-profile scientific inquiry funded by the U. Various theories have nonetheless been trotted out throughout the series.
Kevin is NOT dead.
The lives of police chief Kevin Garvey Justin Theroux , his family, along with grieving widow Nora Durst Carrie Coon and her brother, reverend Matt Jamison Christopher Eccleston , are the focal points of the series, as they struggle to adjust to life after the Departure. The pilot was written by Lindelof and Perrotta, and directed by Peter Berg. The series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on October 4, , and concluded December 6, The first season received mostly positive reviews, though some criticized the series for its grim tone. The first season revolves around the Garvey family and their acquaintances in the fictional town of Mapleton, New York. Kevin Garvey Jr. His wife Laurie has joined the Guilty Remnant.
Sign in. In the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge as the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next. The tensions between Kevin and John reach a climax, as the fourth anniversary of the Departure brings an unsettling threat to Miracle. No host? No problem.