Friday, May 25, 2012
A New Take on Life after the Rapture
Perrotta says he wanted to play with the idea that being alive — or left behind — was somehow more of a punishment instead of a gift.
"No one in the Garvey family has disappeared, and yet a number of them are all haunted by losses," he says. "Laurie's best friend's daughter is gone. And somehow that disappearance has shocked her out of her own life, and she spends a lot of time helping her friend grieve. And that grief, she says, feels sort of right — and it's the place where she needs to live. She can't find her way back to any kind of normal life."