Mrs. Fletcher

Mrs. Fletcher

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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"From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee 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"--
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2017
ISBN: 9781501144042
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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coroboreefarm
Nov 16, 2017

This humorous and very contemporary novel tackles serious topics, oh so many serious, taboo topics, in an affectionate and sardonic way. Related from several first person voices; principally Eve, a middle age divorcee and empty nester with a new found passion for Internet porn and a desire to reinvent herself; and her son, Brandon, an entitled, boorish and rather unlikeable first year college student, the novel takes on many topics and unpacks them in a way that brings the reader to some serious introspection.

Peopled by a colourful and diverse set of characters including a transgender college professor, a heavily tattooed care giver, a skater boy looking for a MILF, a good ‘ol boy roomie, an ex-husband with a young wife and autistic child, and many more, this book boldly takes on many subjects that might be cringe worthy if not handled so skillfully by Mr. Perrotta. White privilege, bullying, eroticism, hook ups, ethical dilemmas, ageism, diversity, and many other uncomfortable scenarios will compel readers to examine their own prejudices and moral judgements.

This book is definitely risqué and may not be suitable for all readers.

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lukasevansherman
Sep 02, 2017

Tom Perrotta, who wrote "Little Children" and "Election," is the rare contemporary author who is easy to read, but also substantial. His books aren't exactly comic, but he has a satirist's eye. His latest novel ambitiously attempts (Mostly successfully.) to juggle two different points of view, that of a middle aged divorced woman who likes porn and her boorish, jock son who has a rough first semester at college. Perrotta is a deeply empathetic writer, although the mother is the much more developed and nuanced character. If you haven't read Perrotta, this is a great introduction. Also, make sure to watch the HBO show "The Leftovers," which he co-created and is based on one of his books.

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harrissusanc
Aug 25, 2017

After she hears her son sex bullying his subservient ex, yummy mummy signs up for gender class and lives an internet porn sex life. Shame the book is a romp through every sexual and politico-sexual quirk in today's life and media when the pathos of the human search for mate is at stake. Little Children movie was better.

Cynthia_N Aug 23, 2017

Such a fun read! Eve Fletcher is a MILF. Her son goes off to college and she decides to take a class at the local community college. One thing leads to another and now all of a sudden MILFateria.com is her favorite pornographic website. A different kind of coming of age story. Recommended for the not easily offended!

buzzyants Aug 04, 2017

Totally hype! Waste of time.

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StarGladiator
Jul 28, 2017

A most excellent summer read - - great for the lakeside or beach. Tired of the same old orgies? Celebrity parties getting you down? Then this is the book for you!

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