New American Moralities: Ruth Maxey sits down with Tom Perrotta

Maxey, Ruth
June 2010
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts;Summer/Fall2010, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p272
Academic Journal
Presents an interview with author Tom Perrotta. When asked about the main challenges in representing America in the twenty-first century, he refers to the lifestyle changes in the country. He shares that all his books react to the cultural shift brought by feminism. He relates that he always wanted his novels to end like stories and leave readers to think of the next event on their own.


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