You’ve read the book. Now see the television series.
Belmont’s Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel “The Leftovers” about the aftermath of a random Rapture-like event (two percent of the world’s population just vanishes) on a small New York town is getting the cable network treatment as HBO premiers the television version of the book on Sunday, June 29, according to an article in the Sunday New York Times (May 25) by Lorne Manly (‘The Leftovers,’ About a Small Town’s Loss, Comes to HBO)
The book, which was the 2012 One Book One Belmont selection, is being brought to the wide-screen TV by Perrotta and Damon Lindelof, known for his work creating the ABC series “Lost” which dealt with many similar themes of coping within a mystery.
“[I]t is an intimate family drama that traffics in issues like faith and loss and grief and how to proceed after an enormous tragedy,” wrote Manly.