Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
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Abstinence Teacher
By Tom Perrotta

The Abstinence Teacher

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Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

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"Perrotta is that rare combination: a satirist with heart .Those who haven't curled up on the couch with this writer's books are missing a very great pleasure." "Seattle"" Times"Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise children: it's got good schools, solid values and a healthy real estate market. Parents in the town are involved in their children's lives, and often in other children's lives, too coaching sports, driving carpool, focusing on enriching experiences. Ruth Ramsey is the high school human sexuality teacher whose openness is not appreciated by all her students or their parents. Her daughter's soccer coach is Tim Mason, a former stoner and rocker whose response to hitting rock bottom was to reach out and be saved. Tim's introduction of Christianity on the playing field horrifies Ruth, while his evangelical church sees a useful target in the loose-lipped sex ed teacher. But when these two adversaries in a small-town culture war actually talk to each other, a surprising friendship begins to develop."Nobody renders the world of soccer moms and sprinklers and SUVs like Perrotta. He's the Steinbeck of suburbia." "Time""Tom Perrotta is a truth-telling, unshowy chronicler of modern-day America." "The New" "York Times Book Review" (in a front-page review)"The Abstinence Teacher" illuminates the powerful emotions that run beneath the placid surface of modern American family life, and explores the complicated spiritual and sexual lives of ordinary people. It is elegantly and simply written, characterized by the distinctive mix of satire and compassion that has become Perrotta's trademark."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312363543
ISBN-10: 0312363540
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 137mm x 25mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the author of five previous works of fiction: "Bad Haircut," "The Wishbones," "Election," and the "New York Times" bestsellers "Joe"" College" and "Little Children." "Election" was made into the acclaimed movie directed by Alexander Payne and starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Perrotta was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay for the movie version of "Little Children," which was directed by Todd Field and starred Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly. Perrotta lives with his family outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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