Tom Perrotta (Author)
Buy new or used from an indie through our partner Biblio:
DescriptionWho really cares who gets elected president of Winwood High School? Nobody -- except Tracy Flick. Tracy's one of those students of boundless energy and ambition who somehow find the time to do everything -- edit the school paper and yearbook, star in the musical, sleep with her favorite teacher. Tracy's heart is set on becoming president of Winwood, and what Tracy wants, Tracy gets. What's more, her classmates seem to agree. With weeks to go before election day, her victory is nearly a foregone conclusion. And that's just the problem, according to Mr. M. a.k.a. Jim McAllistar, faculty advisor to the Student Government Association and a popular Winwood history teacher. In the name of democracy -- not to mention a simmering grudge against Tracy Flick -- Mr. M recruits the perfect opposition candidate. Paul Warren is a golden boy, a football hero, with a brain and a heart, eager to bulk up his meager resume. But the clear-cut two-way race is muddled when Paul's younger sister unexpectedly enters the competition. Running on a platform of apathy, Tammy Warren is an anonymous sophomore, struggling with her sexuality and mourning the defection of her best friend, Lisa, who has abandoned their friendship to become Paul's campaign manager and girlfriend. Part satire, part soap opera, "Election" is an uncommon look at an ordinary American high school, and the extraordinary people who inhabit it.
October 01, 1998
5.12 X 8.08 X 0.55 inches | 0.38 pounds
Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
Tom Perrotta is the bestselling author of ten works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into critically acclaimed movies, and The Leftovers and Mrs. Fletcher, which were adapted into HBO series. He lives outside Boston.
"[A] darkly comic and winning novel."--San Francisco Chronicle "Funny, sad, realistic, irreverent, and very readable."--Library Journal "Captures the texture of high-school life in a refreshing manner."--Time Out New York "Exceedingly funny...sharp observation...a delight."--The Clevland Plain Dealer "A neatly written, nimble-witted novel...a good-natured, John Irvingesque portrait of the contemporary world...seamless storytelling."--The Washington Post "Perotta is that rare writer equally gifted at drawing people's emotional maps...and creating sidesplitting scenes."--People "An American Chekhov."--The New York Times Book Review