Book Review of Little Children

Little Children
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Tom Perrotta has a rare gift in describing the mundane as sublime. In his world of everyday people, every man (and woman) IS an island, castaways in their own heads and isolated emotionally from those around them. I came to read Little Children after first coming across his newer book The Abstinence Teacher; both are wonderful portrayals of being mid-30 or mid-50 and still needing / craving intimacy despite leading a full and whirlwind life in the modern world.