Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel

Editorial reviews

Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel

it's a stunning and audacious book, and Perrotta never lets his characters take the easy way out. Uncompromisingly obscene but somehow still kind-hearted, Mrs. Fletcher is one for the ages.

Perrotta admirers will admire much of Mrs. Fletcher, though they may mourn the better version that’s visible in the margins.

In this shimmeringly satisfying novel, Perrotta uses the sense of loneliness like a propeller, raising these characters into glorious flight if they can just let themselves trust that they have wings.

Perrotta steers through this miry slough with skill, sensitivity and good-natured confidence. He is particularly adept at portraying Eve’s self-justifications — why shouldn’t she be sexually adventurous?