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The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
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Feb 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: owned, character-deep-dive, all-time-favourites-tier2
Read in February, 2011

I am actually actively annoyed by most novels that try to be socially critical, because so often they do it at the expense of telling a good story about interesting people. This book is a wonderful exception. It is first and foremost a story about a particular woman and a particular man, and only secondarily about the role of religion in the suburban U.S., but it is entirely fascinating on both levels.

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