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Tom Perrotta joins 826 Boston for 1,000 stories

L-R: Student author SamSam Ismael, author Tom Perrotta, and student Author Kevin Ayalas (Anne Haggerty)

Local author Tom Perrotta, whose book “The Leftovers’’ is being adapted for HBO (Jennifer Aniston’s guy Justin Theroux was just cast in the lead role), was the special guest at “Night of 1,000 Stories’’ at UMass-Boston on Wednesday night. The event benefited 826 Boston, a writing center for kids in Egleston Square.

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