Boulder Book Club
for Writers

3 October 2018

Mrs. Fletcher - Tom Perrotta

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1. Author / Publisher Intent

2. Stylistic Choices

3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

Mrs. Fletcher - Tom Perrotta

  • Marketing: Literary Humor, Coming of Age
  • Genre: Realistic Present-Day, Archplot, Long-Form Comedy
  • Word count: 103,519
  • Print Pages: 337
  • Tense: Past
  • POV: 1st (Brendan) & 3rd (Everyone else)

  • Publish date: August 1, 2017
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Seller: Simon & Schuster
  • HBO Series (2019): Kathryn Hahn as Eve
  • 7 possible Plot Types:
    • Overcoming the Monster
    • Rags to Riches
    • The Quest
    • Voyage and Return
    • Comedy
    • Tragedy
    • Rebirth

  • 4 possible Story Types:
    • Milieu
    • Idea
    • Character
    • Event

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