Anna Metcalfe interviewed Tom Perrotta for the Financial Times. Perrotta's latest novel, The Abstinence Teacher, was published in October 2007 by St. Martin's Press.
A few exchanges from the interview:
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What book do you wish you'd written?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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What book changed your life?
The Lord of the Rings. I locked myself in the bathroom and read it for hours and hours when I was young.
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